The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (Pub.L. 109-248) was passed by Congress on July 26, 2006. Title I of the Adam Walsh Act is known as the "Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act" (SORNA). SORNA was passed to deter sex offenders, allow law enforcement to track sex offenders and allow the public to take appropriate safety precautions.
SORNA requires that states, territories and tribes enact certain sex offender registrration and monitoring legislation. The Mescalero Apache Tribe passed the Tribal Sex Offender Registration Code (TSORC) in January of 2012.
TSORC creates 3 tiers of sex offenders depending on the severity of the sex offense committed. The length and frequency of registration is determined by the tier. Failure to register and update information is a crime.
Sex offenders who: 1) are convicted in Mescalero Apache Tribal Court; 2) reside on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation; 3) are incarcerated on the Reservation; 3) are students on the Reservation or 4) are employed on the Reservation must register with the Tribe.
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This Website is provided as a public service by the Mescalero Apache Tribe. Using this Website, interested members of the public have access to and may search the Website public information regarding the presence or location of offenders who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Website to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities.
It is possible that information accessed or obtained through this Website may not reflect current residences, employment, school attendance, or other information regarding such individuals, and users are forewarned that it is incumbent upon them to verify information. Any user seeking more information or verification should communicate with the local law enforcement agency where the offender resides, works, or attends school, as appropriate. Any individual who believes that information contained in the Website is not accurate should communicate with the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Law Enforcement, Mescalero Agency.
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