ADA — Out of the 44 registered sex offenders registered in Pontotoc County, none are registered “habitual” sex offenders. However, 15 are designated as aggravated, according to the Oklahoma Sex and Violent Crime Offender Registry.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections provides the public information on sex offenders who are required by law to register. Certain sex offenders are designated as habitual if they have been convicted of two or more sex crimes, and aggravated, which means the circumstances of the offenses were made worse through the intention of the criminal or because of a special vulnerability of the victim. Habitual and aggravated offenders are required to register for their lifetime and all other sex offenders are required to register for ten years following expiration of their sentences.
The crimes these 44 have served time for are mostly for lewd or indecent proposals to a child, 20 cases, second degree rape, eight cases, first degree rape, four cases, and child pornography, four cases. There are three convicted of forcible sodomy, two for indecent exposure, and one each for sexual assault, sexual battery, and kidnapping involving sexual abuse.
Seven offenders have come to Pontotoc County to live from other Oklahoma counties and four from out of state. There are 24 living in Ada city limits, seven in other towns in the county and 13 with rural addresses. Forty-three are male and one is female. This doesn’t include the offenders not required to register anymore.
Counties surrounding Pontotoc County have some interesting statistics as well. All the registered sex offenders are male in Coal, Hughes, Murray and Seminole Counties. Johnston and Garvin County have one female, and Pottawatomie has five female offenders listed. There are also four habitual sex offenders living in Pottawatomie County, two in Shawnee, one in Macomb, and one in Meeker, and one in Wewoka in Seminole County.
There are 108 cases designated as aggravated, and from the above counties, including Pontotoc. Failure to register and comply with the Act is a felony offense punishable by up to five years in prison. The Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry provides information to the public and law enforcement in the interest of public safety at www.doc.state.ok.us/DOCS/offender_info.htm.
Sex offenders in surrounding areas
Pauls Valley 10
Elmore City 2
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