U.S. Justice Department Sexual Predator Database

The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice, is a cooperative effort between Jurisdictions hosting public sex offender registries (“Jurisdictions”) and the federal government. These Jurisdictions include the 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, the District of Columbia, and participating tribes. This Website is a search tool allowing a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders through a number of search options.

Click here to view the Sexual Predator Search database

The U.S. Department of Justice reports

  • 797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.
  • 203,900 children were the victims of family abductions.
  • 58,200 children were the victims of non-family abductions.
  • 115 children were the victims of “stereotypical” kidnapping. (These crimes involve someone the child does not know or someone of slight acquaintance, who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently.)

According to the latest online victimization research,

  • Approximately one in seven youth online (10 to 17-years-old) received a sexual solicitation or approach over the Internet.
  • Four percent (4%) received an aggressive sexual solicitation – a solicitor who asked to meet them somewhere; called them on the telephone; or sent them offline mail, money, or gifts.
  • Thirty-four percent (34%) had an unwanted exposure to sexual material — pictures of naked people or people having sex.
  • Twenty-seven percent (27%) of the youth who encountered unwanted sexual material told a parent or guardian. If the encounter was defined as distressing – episodes that made them feel very or extremely upset or afraid – forty-two percent (42%) told a parent or guardian.

Research indicates that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys will be sexually victimized before adulthood.

Missing Children

Jennifer Kesse Search

Child Watch assisted the Kesse family and the Orlando Police Department by organizing volunteer efforts in the massive search for Jennifer. Close to 1700 volunteers showed up to distribute flyers and assist in the largest ground search Child Watch has ever been involved with. Our hope is that one day all the efforts and prayers from the Orlando community will help bring Jennifer back to her family. We thank the Kesse family for all their support.

Hello Don,

Thanks again for your patience. I apologize for the delay. Rich and I are preparing letters for the Chief’s signature to thank those that have helped over the past year. As we discussed before, Jennifer’s case is still an active investigation.   We have tried to balance the need to publicly recognize the efforts of those that helped with the need to actively investigate the case. With the one-year anniversary of her disappearance approaching, we do not want to wait any longer to recognize those efforts.

While the Chief’s letter will represent our appreciation as an agency, I wanted to express my personal appreciation to you as well.   I cannot thank you enough for all of the amazing effort that Child Watch put toward the search. The service you provided was an invaluable one, and I will always be grateful for your help.   As you know, without Child Watch we could not have covered anywhere near the estimated 10 mile radius of search area. Not to mention the tens of thousands of flyers that your volunteers distributed.

While it is my hope that we will never have to work together in that capacity again, I know that I can rely on the assistance of Child Watch should the need arise.

Please continue to keep Jennifer and her family in your thought and prayers.

SGT Roger Brennan
Orlando Police Department
Assault and Battery Unit

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