The New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry includes more than 4,300 offenders convicted of sex crimes. More than 80 of those offenders are currently listed as “non-complaint” because they failed to register under Megan’s Law. The non-compliant list includes dozens of offenders who cannot be located by police.
Sex offenders subject to Megan’s Law are required to register for life. The online registry includes photos, physical descriptions, current addresses and the charges that landed them on the list. Depending on their sentence, offenders must notify police of their address either every 90 days or once a year, and must register any change of address at least 10 days prior to moving. Offenders convicted in another state are required to register in New Jersey within 10 days of moving to the state.
While the non-compliant list currently contains 84 names, it’s not clear that all of them are actively on the loose and unaccounted for. Some are incarcerated. Below are the names of 17 offenders convicted of aggravated sexual assault who are listed as “active absconders.”