(1i) "Internet" means the global information system that is logically linked together by a globally unique address space based on the Internet Protocol or its subsequent extensions; that is able to support communications using the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol suite, its subsequent extensions, or other Internet Protocol compatible protocols; and that provides, uses, or makes accessible, either publicly or privately, high-level services layered on the communications and related infrastructure described in this subdivision. (1n) "Online identifier" means electronic mail address, instant message screen name, user ID, chat or other Internet communication name, but it does not mean social security number, date of birth, or pin number. A detention facility operated under the jurisdiction of the Section of Prisons of the Division of Adult Correction of the Department of Public Safety; b. A final conviction in another state of an offense, which if committed in this State, is substantially similar to an offense against a minor or a sexually violent offense as defined by this section, or a final conviction in another state of an offense that requires registration under the sex offender registration statutes of that state. A final conviction in a federal jurisdiction (including a court martial) of an offense, which is substantially similar to an offense against a minor or a sexually violent offense as defined by this section. The sheriff may charge a reasonable fee for duplicating costs and for mailing costs when appropriate. Failure to register; falsification of verification notice; failure to return verification form; order for arrest. (2) Fails to notify the last registering sheriff of a change of address as required by this Article. (4) Forges or submits under false pretenses the information or verification notices required under this Article. (10) Fails to inform the registering sheriff of any new or changes to existing online identifiers that the person uses or intends to use. (a2) A person arrested pursuant to subsection (a1) of this section shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the prosecutorial and judicial district that includes the sheriff's office in the county where the person failed to register, pursuant to this Article. (c) A person who is unable to meet the registration or verification requirements of this Article shall be deemed to have complied with its requirements if: (1) The person is incarcerated in, or is in the custody of, a local, State, private, or federal correctional facility, (2) The person notifies the official in charge of the facility of their status as a person with a legal obligation or requirement under this Article and (3) The person meets the registration or verification requirements of this Article no later than 10 days after release from confinement or custody. Duty to report noncompliance of a sex offender; penalty for failure to report in certain circumstances.
(1g) "Instant Message" means a form of real-time text communication between two or more people. The sheriff shall immediately forward this information to the Department of Public Safety. (a) The following information regarding a person required to register under this Article is public record and shall be available for public inspection: name, sex, address, physical description, picture, conviction date, offense for which registration was required, the sentence imposed as a result of the conviction, and registration status. The sheriff shall release any other relevant information that is necessary to protect the public concerning a specific person, but shall not release the identity of the victim of the offense that required registration under this Article.
Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Programs. Registration Programs, Purpose and Definitions Generally. Further, the General Assembly recognizes that law enforcement officers' efforts to protect communities, conduct investigations, and quickly apprehend offenders who commit sex offenses or certain offenses against minors are impaired by the lack of information available to law enforcement agencies about convicted offenders who live within the agency's jurisdiction. (c) If a person required to register changes his or her academic status either by enrolling as a student or by terminating enrollment as a student, then the person shall, within three business days, report in person to the sheriff of the county with whom the person registered and provide written notice of the person's new status. If the person has a different address, then the person shall indicate that fact and the new address. Whether the person still uses or intends to use any online identifiers last reported to the sheriff.
The General Assembly also recognizes that persons who commit certain other types of offenses against minors, such as kidnapping, pose significant and unacceptable threats to the public safety and welfare of the children in this State and that the protection of those children is of great governmental interest. If the sheriff is notified by the sexual offender that he or she intends to remain in this State, the sheriff shall promptly report this information to the Department of Public Safety. Whether the person still resides at the address last reported to the sheriff.
The communication is conveyed via computers connected over a network such as the Internet. 14-202(d), (e), (f), (g), or (h), or a second or subsequent conviction for a violation of G. 14-202(a), (a1), or (c), only if the court sentencing the individual issues an order pursuant to G. (f) If a person required to register changes his or her name pursuant to Chapter 101 of the General Statutes or by any other method, then the person shall, within three business days, report in person to the sheriff of the county with whom the person registered to provide the name change to the sheriff. (b) Any person may obtain a copy of an individual's registration form, a part of the county registry, or all of the county registry, by submitting a written request for the information to the sheriff.
(1h) "Institution of higher education" means any postsecondary public or private educational institution, including any trade or professional institution, college, or university. The term also includes the following if the person convicted of the following is not the minor's parent: a solicitation or conspiracy to commit any of these offenses; aiding and abetting any of these offenses. The sheriff shall immediately forward this information to the Department of Public Safety. However, the identity of the victim of an offense that requires registration under this Article shall not be released.
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(1d) "Electronic mail" means the transmission of information or communication by the use of the Internet, a computer, a facsimile machine, a pager, a cellular telephone, a video recorder, or other electronic means sent to a person identified by a unique address or address number and received by that person. 14-43.14, only if the court sentencing the individual issues an order pursuant to G. The written notice shall include the name and address of the institution of higher education at which the person is or was employed. (4) If the person fails to return the verification form in person to the sheriff within three business days after receipt of the form, the person is subject to the penalties provided in G. If the person cannot be found at the registered address and has failed to report a change of address, the person is subject to the penalties provided in G. 14-208.11, unless the person reports in person to the sheriff and proves that the person has not changed his or her residential address. - During the period that an offender is required to be registered under this Article, the sheriff is authorized to attempt to verify that the offender continues to reside at the address last registered by the offender. - If it appears to the sheriff that the current photograph of the sex offender no longer provides a true and accurate likeness of the sex offender, upon in-person notice from the sheriff, the sex offender shall allow the sheriff to take another photograph of the sex offender at the time of the sheriff's request.
(1e) "Employed" includes employment that is full-time or part-time for a period of time exceeding 14 days or for an aggregate period of time exceeding 30 days during any calendar year, whether financially compensated, volunteered, or for the purpose of government or educational benefit. The sheriff shall immediately forward this information to the Department of Public Safety. If requested by the sheriff, the sex offender shall appear in person at the sheriff's office during normal business hours within three business days of being requested to do so and shall allow the sheriff to take another photograph of the sex offender.