Caldwell Parish Sheriff Clay Bennett Urges Parents to Check Sex Offender Registry
According to statistics from the Department of Justice and Watch Systems LLC, an estimated 80% of all addresses have at least one sex offender within one mile. Forty-five percent of sexual assault victims are under twelve, and 75% of victims know their attacker. Over half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of the victim’s home.
Please visit http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54394 . There you can search sex offenders by address, city, name, and more. You can also sign up for email alerts by your home address. It will alert you if/when a sex offender moves to your area and is registered through CPSO. This is at no cost to the public, and no limit to the number of addresses you can register. Your email address and physical addresses are all confidential.
With these resources, parents can feel confident that they have the necessary tools to keep their children safe.