Diana Fisher, Program Manager, Wyoming Sex Offender Registry, (307) 777-7809
Wyoming Sex Offender Registration Act - W.S. 7-19-301 through 7-19-308.
|Offenders Required to Register:||
For more detailed information log into: http://wysors.dci.wyo.gov/sor and select Registration Act Tab
A convicted sex offender is required to register prior to release from custody. Convicted sex offenders not sentenced to imprisonment must register immediately after the imposition of their sentence. If a convicted sex offender moves to Wyoming, they must register within three (3) working days. Any sex offender who enters the state of Wyoming with the purpose of residing, working or going to school must register with the Sheriff’s Office in the county where they will be residing, working or going to school, within three (3) working days of entering the state, in accordance with the Wyoming Sex Offender Registration Act. Any sex offender visiting Wyoming, and being within the state of Wyoming for more than three (3) consecutive days is required to register.
Wyoming law defines a sex offender as a person convicted of a criminal offense specified in W.S. 7-19-302 (g) through (j), or convicted of a criminal offense from Wyoming or any other jurisdiction containing the same or similar elements, or arising out of the same or similar facts or circumstances, as a criminal offense specified in W.S. 7-19-302 (g) through (j). For further information refer to the Sex Offender Registration Act of 2007.
“Convicted” includes pleas of guilty, nolo contendere, verdicts of guilty upon which a judgment of conviction may be rendered and adjudications as a delinquent for offenses specified in W.S. 7-19-302(j). “Convicted” shall not include dispositions pursuant to W.S. 7-13-301;
“Criminal offense against a minor” means the offenses specified in this paragraph in which the victim is less than eighteen (18) years of age. “Criminal offense against a minor” includes an offense committed in another jurisdiction, including a federal court or courts martial, which, if committed in this state, would constitute a “criminal offense against a minor” as defined in this paragraph. “Criminal offense against a minor” includes:
Sex offense convictions occurring outside the state of Wyoming are reviewed to determine if an equivalent Wyoming statute exists. This and the age of the victim determines what category the offender will register under. Wyoming does not conduct or adhere to previously done risk assessments.
The offender shall be photographed, fingerprinted and palm printed by the registering entity or another law enforcement agency and shall provide the following additional information when registering:
|Administrating Agency:||The Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) within the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General.|
|Timeframe for Registration:||
7-19-305. Registration; duties of registering entities; notice to persons required to register.
|Applies to Out of State Offenders:||Yes|
|Duration of Requirement:||Convicted sex offenders are required to register for the duration of their lifetime. The beginning of the registration period begins upon the date of original registration in Wyoming.|
|Verification of Address:||
All registered offenders are subject to address verification mailings. Frequency is prescribed by the registration category. Offenders under W.S. 7-19-302(g) must do a mail-in address verification and an in-person verification with the Sheriff’s Office where they are registered annually.
Offenders under 7-19-302(h) must do a mail-in address verification and an in-person verification the Sheriff’s Office where they are registered every 6 months. Offenders under 7-19-302(j) must do a mail-in address verification and an in-person verification the Sheriff’s Office where they are registered every 3 months.
Failure to complete these verification will result in non-compliant status, and possible prosecution.
|Penalties for Non-Compliance:||
|Access to Information:||
The information collected under this act shall be confidential, except for that information collected in accordance with paragraph (c)(iii) of this section which information shall be a matter of public record.
The division shall provide notification of registration under this act, including all registration information, to the district attorney of the county where the registered offender is residing at the time of registration or to which the offender moves. In addition, the following shall apply:
If the offender was convicted of an offense specified in W.S. 7-19-302(h) or (j), notification shall be provided by mail, personally or by any other means reasonably calculated to ensure delivery of the notice to residential neighbors within at least seven hundred fifty (750) feet of the offender’s residence, organizations in the community, including schools, religious and youth organizations by the sheriff or his designee. In addition, notification regarding an offender employed by or attending school at any educational institution shall be provided upon request by the educational institution to a member of the institution’s campus community as defined by subsection (h) of this section;
(iii) Notification of registration under this act shall be provided to the public through a public registry, as well as to the persons and entities required by paragraph (ii) of this subsection. The division shall make the public registry available to the public through electronic internet technology and shall include:
|Confidentiality Provision:||The information collected under this act shall be confidential and disseminated only in accordance with the provisions of the act. Any person who willfully discloses such information is guilty of a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00) or both.|
|Number Registered:||1654 as of 7/31/2013|
|Percent Compliance:||Approximately 96%|
Cocoon for KlaasKids
Polly’s Guardian Angel for iPhone & Android
Klaas Family Housing
Signature child ID Program
Utilizing high tech equipment
Always free to the public
We do not database your child’s personal/private information
Learn more about this important law. Click here.
If you found this information helpful, consider giving a donation to the foundation so we can continue this important work. Click here to donate.