Twenty-seven area individuals on current sex offender registry

Sixteen Ida County, three Early, two Kiron, three Odebolt, one Schaller and two Schleswig residents are listed on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry (SOR) and are residing in the area as of Oct. 30, according to data obtained on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry.

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.

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