As of October 2017, there are approximately 17,800 sex offenders registered in NC. Approximately 330 live in Cabarrus County.
In NC, each offender required to register must do so with the Sheriff’s Office in the county in which they reside.
In Cabarrus County, registration means the offender must appear in person. They appear at the Sheriff’s Office before the Sex Offender Registration Officer. During the initial interview the offender must:
- provide proof of address
- provide identification
- provide all contact numbers
- be fingerprinted
- be photographed
The offenders are advised of the laws with which they must comply. They are advised of the consequences of failing to follow the rules. They could be charged with a felony. Home addresses are checked. Offenders must not live within 1,000 feet of a registered daycare or school. The State of NC requires offenders to verify their address at least every six months. Additionally, Cabarrus County verifies addresses through unscheduled home visits.
Local ordinances dictate registered sex offenders cannot be on certain properties. These properties include any park or recreation center owned or maintained by:
- Cabarrus County
- City of Concord
- City of Kannapolis
- Town of Harrisburg
- Town of Mt. Pleasant
- Town of Midland
The Sheriff’s Office diligently monitors sex offenders residing in Cabarrus. They maintain accurate records to protect our most vulnerable citizens - children.