Thirty area individuals on current sex offender registry

Seventeen Ida County, three Early, one Kiron, five Odebolt, one Schaller and three Schleswig residents are listed on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry (SOR) and are residing in the area as of Oct. 25, according to data obtained on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. As of Oct. 25, there were 5,764 registrants listed on the Iowa SOR website.

The Iowa Sex Offender Registry was developed in 1995 and is intended to serve as a deterrent and to protect the citizens of Iowa. An individual who has been convicted or adjudicated of a criminal offense against a minor, sexual exploitation, or a sexually violent crime or who was on probation, parole, or work release status, or who was incarcerated on or after July 1, 1995, is required to register. 

Information on registered sex offenders can be viewed on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry, a website maintained by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Information on the website is provided by the Iowa Sex Offender Registry to the public pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 692A to aid in identifying and locating individuals who have committed an offense that requires registration on the Sex Offender Registry.

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