The Sex Offender Section registers; confirms addresses of registered offenders and arrests and prosecutes those offenders in violation of North Carolina General Statutes. This law requires a person who is a resident of North Carolina and who has a reportable conviction to maintain registration with the sheriff of the county where the person resides. If the person moves to North Carolina from outside this State, the person shall register within 3 days of establishing residence in this State, or whenever the person has been present in the State for 15 days, whichever comes first. If the person is a current resident of North Carolina, the person shall register:.
As of October , there are approximately 17, sex offenders currently registered in NC, of which approximately live in Cabarrus County at any given time NC Sex Offender Registry. During the initial interview the offender must provide proof of address, identification, provide all contact numbers and be fingerprinted and photographed. The offenders are advised of the laws with which they must comply. They are advised of the consequences of failing to follow the rules since they could be charged with a felony. Home addresses are checked to ensure the offender is not living within 1, feet of a registered daycare or school. The State of NC requires offenders to verify their address at least every six months. In addition to the state requirement, Cabarrus County verifies addresses via unscheduled home visits.