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Section 589.400 RSMo:
  Offenses Requiring Registration - Who Must Register - When Must Offender  Register


Section 589.426 RSMo - Restrictions on Conduct During Halloween
http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/stathtml/58900004001.html
In January 1995, Missouri implemented its own statewide Sex Offender Registration Program.  DNA  
 samples from registered offenders are stored in the state's DNA database.

 In Missouri, registered sex offenders must report to the Sheriff's Office every 6 months and update their 
 information.  They must have their photo updated for the database every year.  When an offender changes
 any information since their last update, they must notify the Sheriff's Office within 3 days. (Section
 589.414, RSMo)



 U.S. Department of Justice statistics show:

    •  1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience some kind of sexual assault in their lifetime.

    •  67% of sexual assaults have victims under the age of 18

    •  Almost two-thirds of all sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim
 


FACTS ABOUT SEX OFFENDERS & PREDATORS


  OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS

   
•  While most sex offenders are male, sometimes sex offenses are committed by female offenders

    •  Some offenders do seek sexual gratification from the act, but that is often not a primary motivation for a
        rape offender.  Power, control, and anger are more likely to be the primary motivators.

    •  Studies suggest that most rape offenders are married or in consenting relationships

    •  Wanting to change is usually not enough to be able to change the patterns that lead to sexual
        offenses. 
       
        To create the motivation to change, some offenders need a varied of treatment and corrective
        interventions, and for others learning how to make the change in their own behavior cycle of abuse is
        more effective

    •  While drugs and alcohol are often involved in sexual assaults, drugs and alcohol do not cause sexual
        offenses to occur.  Rather, drug and alcohol use may be a dis-inhibitor for the offender, while being
        under the influence may increase a potential victim's vulnerability.



  CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE


    •  Most child sexual abusers offend against children whom they know and with whom they have
        established a relationship

    •  Ninety percent of child victims know their offender with almost half of the offenders being a family
        member.  Of sexual assaults against people age 12 and up, approximately 80 percent of the victims
        know the offender.

    •  In the majority of cases, abusers gain access to their victims through deception and enticement,
        seldom using force.  Abuse typically occurs within a long-term, ongoing relationship between the
        offender and victim and escalates over time.

    • While there is a small subset of child sexual abusers who are exclusively attracted to children, the
        majority of the individuals who sexually abuse children are (or have previously been) attracted to
        adults.

    •  Most child sexual abusers offend against children whom they know and with whom they have
        established a relationship
   
    •  Most children do not tell for a variety of reasons, including the offenders' threats to hurt or kill someone
        the victim loves, as well as shame, embarrassment, wanting to protect the offender, feelings for the
        offender, fear of being held responsible or being punished, fear of being disbelieved, and fear of losing
        the offender who may be very important to the child or the child's family.

    •  Pressure to be liked and not be talked about negatively by a peer will sometimes cause adolescents or
        children to avoid fighting back or actively resisting.

    •  Adult and child victims of sexual abuse are never to blame for the assault, regardless of their behavior. 
        Because of the age difference, children are unable to legally consent to sexual acts.  They are often
        made to feel like willing participants, which further contributes to their shame and guilt.



  RAPE
   
    •  Many sexual assaults of adult women are considered "confidence rapes." in that the offender knows
        the victim and has used that familiarity to gain access to her.

    •  It is common for victims of sexual assault to wait some time before telling someone.  When the person
        was assaulted as a child, he or she may wait years or decades.  The reasons for this are numerous:
        victims may want to deny the fact that some one they trusted could do this to them; they may want to
        just put it behind them; they may believe the myth that they caused the assault by their behavior; or
        they may fear how other people will react to the truth.

    •  More than any physical injuries the victim sustains, the violation of trust that accompanies most sexual
        assaults has been shown to dramatically increase the level of trauma the victim suffers.  Emotional
        and psychological injuries cause harm that can last much longer than physical wounds.

    •  Sexual assault victims may not say "no" or not fight back for a variety of reasons, including fear and
        confusion.  Rape victims often report being "frozen" by fear during the assault, making them unable to
        fight back; other victims may not actively resist for fear of angering the assailant and causing him to
        use more force in the assault.

    •  The victim's recovery will be enhanced if she or he feels believed, supported, protected, and receives
        counseling following the disclosure that she or he was assaulted.  However, sexual assault victims
        should always have the choice about when, with whom, and under what conditions they wish to
        discuss their experience.

Reproduced from http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/
   

   
National Sex Offender Public Website - provides useful information to protect your children, and a mobile   
                                                               app to download for tracking sex offenders
within 1 mile or less of
                                                               the mobile device running the program

Missouri Child Abuse Hotline
Missouri Child Abuse Law
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Missouri Crime Victim's Rights