A sex offender registry is a system in various countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the activities of sex offenders , including those who have completed their criminal sentences. In some jurisdictions, where sex offender registration can, registration is accompanied by residential address notification requirements. In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including on housing. Those on parole or probation may be subject to restrictions that do not apply to other parolees or probationers. Sometimes, these include or have been proposed to include restrictions on being in the presence of underage persons under the age of majority , living in proximity to a school or day care center, owning toys or items targeted towards children, or using the Internet.
The National Sex Offenders Registry is the primary source of information on persons convicted of sexual offenses in Belize. The purpose is to provide data on the identity and location of sexual offenders, as well as the nature of their convictions. The registry aims to promote awareness to key agencies and ministries on the potential threat that sex offenders pose to the wider community. This system allows the Ministry of National Security to keep track of sex offenders, including those who have completed their criminal sentences.
House Bill would extend eligibility for removal from the sex offender registry to people involving law enforcement officers or others who pose as a 15, 16 or year-old, and to any other offense in which the victim was at least 15 years. Currently, the statute only applies to people convicted of consensual sexual contact with a minor who is at least But HB is as far as county attorneys are willing to go. Several people testified about the effect that sex offender registration has had on them or on loved ones.