Get a Grip on Safety—Use DoNotPay To Scrape WV Sex Offender Registry
The WV Sex Offender Registry maintains public records of the state’s offenders under Megan’s Law, but managing predators and child molesters is easier said than done. Recent surprise checks revealed several violations caused by non-compliant offenders who move about undetected among unsuspecting residents.
DoNotPay’s Sex Offender Search feature offers you a practical way to monitor the sex offenders in your WV neighborhood. Don’t neglect your safety—sign in to our app to get automated preventive alerts on sex offenders near you!
You can find a list of all the registered sex offenders in West Virginia on the state’s Registry, but the authorities caution you against using the database to harass registrants. The information on the Registry website is regulatory but not penal. You cannot misuse the database to:
- Stalk, intimidate, or retaliate against sex offenders and their families
- Disrupt neighborhoods and cause public hysteria
WV Sex Offender Registry’s website is unsystematic when it comes to existing search parameters. Unlike most sex offender registries, West Virginia won’t even let you conduct a search by name!
Use this table to understand how the website search works:
|Search Type||When To Use|
|Basic||Use this to search an offender by:
|Advanced||Advanced search is essentially the basic search with the search results filtered by two options:
|Internet||Use this to find an offender by email address or username|
WV State Police collect a variety of information during an offender's registration—like nicknames, aliases, phone numbers, vehicle details, and physical descriptions—but the majority of the data is not available to the public.
Many users get frustrated because the search comes with nil results due to insufficient inputs. For the search instances that are successful, you will only receive a concise report with the following data:
You will receive no photographs or location mapping details of registrants, which are two crucial elements of sex offender vigilance. Not being aware of their convictions, tiers, or risk levels can also make it hard for you to watch out for pedophiles, third-degree offenders, and other predators.
Many of the data fields turn up as blank in search results. If you can’t find what you’re looking for despite punching in the right search input, the reason could be:
- Missing data due to sneaky non-compliant or unregistered sex offenders
- Update lags
- Registration exemption or completion for certain offenders
If you believe a known offender has been left out of the database, you can email your concerns to the Registry at email@example.com or alert them by phone at (304) 746-2133.
West Virginia statutes require a person to register if he or she is found guilty of committing sexual crimes like:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse of minors
- Indecent exposure
- Child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor via the internet
If you are looking to get an in-depth insight into West Virginia’s sex offender registration laws, browse through our compact info table below:
|Duration of registration||Varies as per the type of offender:
|Time limit for registration||
|Employment and residential restrictions||
|Other restrictions||A registered sex offender may have to live with multiple limitations and conditions based on the terms of probation or supervised release—like:
|Violations||Depending on whether the violation is a misdemeanor or a felony, the offender could face:
West Virginia laws make it difficult for you to know which offenders are likely to reoffend, so you need to keep an eye on every offender in your vicinity to avoid any threat.
For any foolproof safety plan, you are looking at spending hours every month just to stay up-to-date with the state Registry, which is ridiculously unproductive.
DoNotPay cuts your time commitment down to a couple of minutes with our Sex Offender Search tool. Our app extracts raw data from any public registry within seconds, and we can automate this process for you every week!
Follow these steps to get your report today:
- Sign in to DoNotPay and click on Sex Offender Search
- Pick a report type—i.e., a single-offender report or an all-inclusive report about every sex offender near an address
- Tell us about the proximity radius we should scan—one, two, or three miles
- Let us know if you want to opt for our weekly scans
DoNotPay’s report will contain the latest mugshots and personal details of the offenders—if maintained by the Registry. Our weekly scan searches your address for new offenders automatically and alerts you on time.
DoNotPay’s comprehensive reports will help you see if anything is amiss or if you need to upgrade the safety measures for you and your loved ones.
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