Under current state statutes, the Minnesota Department of Corrections maintains a listing of sexual offenders. There are three levels of offenders, which are determined by the offender's history and probability of re-offending.
This program includes a database which can be accessed by law enforcement to determine the most current information on known sexual offenders such as:
Probation officers assigned
Vehicles they drive
Where they reside
Other information relevant to law enforcement
This tracking program is part of the Minnesota CriMNet system. The CriMNet system is being developed by the State of Minnesota as a cooperative effort between many law enforcement and judicial branches of government to facilitate better sharing of information.
The Orono Police Department contributes information to and gets information from the Minnesota Predatory Offender Registration and Tracking Program.
Upon release from prison, sexual offenders who are required to register must keep local law enforcement advised of their current address and status changes. Failure to register can result in felony level criminal charges. Sexual offenders residing in the Orono police jurisdiction must contact the Orono Police Department to ensure registration requirements are met.
There are approximately 555,000 offenders on the United States registry log.
33% of all sexual assault victims are 12 to 17 years old.
82% of these victims are female.
8 out of 10 offenders admit their victims were under the age of 18.