Megan's Law

Sex Offender Information

Monterey County

Megan's Law Background
California's Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved in across the street from the Kanka's - without their knowledge. Megan's parents embarked on a national crusade to change federal and state laws to allow for community notification of released sex offenders.

Viewing Information

Viewing of the Megan's Law Database for all of Monterey County takes place at the Monterey County Sheriff's Department. The database is also available on the Internet from the California Department of Justice using the link below. The computer database containing registered sex offenders is available for viewing at all three Sheriff's Stations and is available to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at two locations:
1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, and 250 Franciscan Way, King City.

The Program

Individuals over eighteen years of age may view the information after presenting a valid California Identification Card and signing a form explaining the statutes governing the use of Megan's Law information. The database may be searched by name, county of residence, or zip code. Searches by City or address are not permitted. The database may contain photographs, physical descriptions and offenses which the registrant was convicted. The database is available on a first come, first served basis. Viewing time may be limited based on the number of persons wishing to view it. Normally, the wait to view the database is short.
View the Megan's Law Website


Question of the Day

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