Number of Registered Sex Offenders: 4,898

Latest Events

Recent Action: Pending legislation involving GPS tracking, stricter sentencing and parole requirements to be considered in the 2006 legislative session


Sex Offender Registration
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 17.500 et seq.

Community Notification of Sexual Offenders
Ky. Rev. Stat. § 17.580

Sexual Offenses Against Children and Penalties
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 510.040 et seq.
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 530.064

Crimes Involving the Prostitution of Children
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 529.030


Registration: Adults and juveniles; 2 tiers; on or before release by court, parole board or detention center; foreign convictions not registrable; notification of changes: on or before chang of address if in county, 5 days after if out of county

Notification: passive; mandatory; no specified time frame; applicable to all adults and juveniles who are registered offenders

Risk Designation: no specified tiers; pre-sentence risk evaluation

Tracking: verification of registry info 90 days or annually; duration of registration 10 years or life

Residency Requirements: applies to registered sex offenders on parole or probation or any form of supervised release; prohibits residence within 1,000 feet of any school or day care facility

Penalties: Class D felony; revocation of parole, probation shall be considered


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Relevant State Entity: Kentucky State Police