Lower Elwha Tribe

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FAQs:

  • If I see an offender in violation of a Tribal Code, what do I do?
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  • If I see an offender in violation of the Tribal Code what do I do? Call the Tribal Police Department immediately at (360) 452-6759. Do not attempt to contact the offender. Write down the date, the time, and what the offender is doing.
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  • I think a person is a sex offender, but I don't see them listed on the website?
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  • I think a person is a sex offender, but I don't see them listed on the web site. If you think a person is a sex offender, but do not see their picture on the web site, contact Rachel Johnson at (360) 452-6759 ex. 301 or rachel.johnson@elwha.nsn.us and she will research the information.
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  • How do I search for sex offenders living off the reservation?
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  • How do I search for sex offenders living off the reservation? You can search of all sex offenders living in Clallam County by visiting the website for Clallam County Sheriff's Office Home Page.
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  • How do I search for sex offenders living on other reservartions or states?
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  • How do I search for sex offenders living on other reservartions or states? You can search for sex offenders on this web site: Link: http://www.nsopw.gov/Core/PublicRegistrySites.aspx
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  • I know of a person who was arrested for a sex offense, why are they not on the web site?
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  • I know of a person who was arrested for a sex offense, why are they not on the web site? Sex Offenders listed on the web site, are people who have been convicted of a sex offense and are required by law to register with the tribe.
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  • What is a Tier I offense
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  • Sex Offenses: Any sex offense, for which a person has been convicted by any jurisdiction, that involves any sexual act or sexual contact with another person prohibited under the Sex Offenses Code. B. Offenses Involving Minors: Any offense, for which a person has been convicted by any jurisdiction, that involves the false imprisonment of a minor, video voyeurism of a minor, or possession or receipt of child pornography. C. Tribal Offenses: Any sex offense covered by this act where punishment was limited to one year in jail. D. Certain Federal Offenses: All of the following federal offenses are Tier I offenses: 1. 18 U.S.C. § 1801 (video voyeurism of a minor) 2. 18 U.S.C. § 2252 (receipt or possession of child pornography) 3. 18 U.S.C. § 2252A (receipt or possession of child pornography) 4. 18 U.S.C. § 2252B (misleading domain names on the internet) 5. 18 U.S.C. § 2252C (misleading words or digital images on the internet) 6. 18 U.S.C. § 2422(a) (coercion to engage in prostitution) 7. 18 U.S.C. § 2423(b) (travel with the intent to engage in illicit conduct) 8. 18 U.S.C. § 2423(c) (engaging in illicit conduct in foreign places) 9. 18 U.S.C. § 2423(d) (arranging, inducing, procuring, or facilitating the travel in interstate commerce of an adult for the purpose of engaging in illicit conduct for financial gain) 18 U.S.C. § 2424 (failure to file factual statement about an alien individual) 11. 18 U.S.C. § 2425 (transmitting information about a minor to further criminal sexual conduct) E. Certain Military Offenses: Any military offense specified by the Secretary of Defense under section 115(a)(8)(C)(i) of PL 105-119 (codified at 10 U.S.C. § 951) that is similar to those offenses included in the definition of “Sex Offense” under 2.01 of the Sex Offender Registration Ordinance.
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  • What is a Tier II offense
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  • Sex Offenses: Any sex offense that is punishable by more than one year in jail. In the case of subsequent convictions from any tribal court, the offense shall be treated as if it is punishable by more than one year in jail if a substantially similar Washington State or federal offense is punishable by more than one year in jail. B. Offenses Involving Minors: Any sex offense, for which a person has been convicted by any jurisdiction, that involves: 1. The use of minors in prostitution, including solicitations. 2. Enticing a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity. 3. A non-forcible Sexual Act with a minor 16 or 17 years old. 4. Sexual contact with a minor 13 years of age or older, whether direct or through the clothing, that involves the intimate parts of the body. 5. The use of a minor in a sexual performance. 6. The production or distribution of child pornography. C. Certain Federal Offenses: All of the following federal offenses are Tier II offenses: 1. 18 U.S.C. § 1591 (sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion) 18 U.S.C. § 2244 (abusive sexual contact with a person 13 years of age or older) 3. 18 U.S.C. § 2251 (sexual exploitation of children) 4. 18 U.S.C. § 2251A (selling or buying of children) 5. 18 U.S.C. § 2252 (material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor) 6. 18 U.S.C. § 2252A (production or distribution of material containing child pornography) 7. 18 U.S.C. § 2260 (production of sexually explicit depictions of a minor for import into the United States) 8. 18 U.S.C. § 2421 (transportation of a minor for illegal sexual activity) 9. 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b)(coercing a minor to engage in prostitution) 10. 18 U.S.C. § 2423(a) (transporting a minor to engage in illicit conduct) D. Certain Military Offenses: Any military offense specified by the Secretary of Defense under section 115(a)(8)(C)(i) of PL 105-119 (codified at 10 U.S.C. § 951) that is similar to those offenses included in the definition of “Sex Offense” under 2.01 of the Sex Offender Registration Ordinance.
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  • What is a Tier III Offense
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  • Sex Offenses: Any sex offense that is punishable by more than one year in jail where the offender has at least one prior conviction for a Tier II sex offense. In the case of subsequent convictions from any tribal court, the offense shall be treated as if it is punishable by more than one year in jail if a substantially similar Washington State or federal offense is punishable by more than one year. B. General Offenses: Any sex offense for which a person has been convicted by a jurisdiction,local government, or qualifying foreign country under Chapter 2 that involves: Non-parental kidnapping of a minor. 2. A sexual act with another by force or threat. 3. A sexual act with another who has been rendered unconscious or involuntarily drugged, or who is otherwise incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct or declining to participate. 4. Sexual contact with a minor 12 years of age or younger, including offenses that cover sexual touching of or contact with the intimate parts of the body, either directly or through the clothing. C. Certain Federal Offenses: All of the following federal offenses are Tier III offenses: 1. 18 U.S.C. § 2241 (aggravated sexual abuse) 2. 18 U.S.C. § 2242 (sexual abuse) 3. 18 U.S.C. § 2243 (sexual abuse of a minor or ward) 4. Where the victim is 12 years of age or younger, 18 U.S.C. § 2244 (abusive sexual contact) D. Certain Military Offenses: Any military offense specified by the Secretary of Defense under section 115(a)(8)(C)(i) of PL 105-119 (codified at 10 U.S.C. § 951) that is similar to those offenses included in the definition of “Sex Offense” under 2.01 of the Sex Offender Registration Ordinance.
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  • Why do I have to enter an alphanumeric code before I can perform a search?
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  • The program that generates and authorizes the alphanumeric code is called a CAPTCHA, which stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” The CAPTCHA is used to protect the availability of the Website and to preserve the integrity of the information available through the site.
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  • How do I sign up to receive e-mail notifications when a sex offender registers a new address that is near me?
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  • To register for e-mail notifications, first go to the “Community Notifications” tab. Next, enter your e-mail address and the appropriate information about the address in the Register for Community Notifications section of the page. Next, select whether you would like to be notified about sex offender addresses within a 1-, 2-, or 3-mile radius of your address or within the same zip code. Next, check the “I Agree” box to agree to the terms and conditions of the community notification system. Next, click the “Register” button. You should then receive a validation e-mail message that requires you to click the link in the message to complete your registration.
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  • How do I search for sex offenders who are registered by different registration jurisdictions?
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  • The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) provides the ability to search for registered sex offenders nationwide. To access the Website, go to www.nsopw.gov.
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  • How do I search for a particular registered sex offender if I do not know how to spell his or her name?
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  • The Name Search feature of the Website uses “begins with” search logic that returns all registered sex offenders with a first and/or last name or an alias that begins with the criteria you are searching. For example, if you conduct a search for first name “Jo” and last name “Sm”, the search results will include registered sex offenders that have the first name John, Jordan, Joseph, etc. with a last name like Smith, Smalls, Smart, etc. To ensure that you get the most accurate results, conduct a name search with the first two or three letters in the first and/or last name and then narrow your search by adding more letters if the search results are too numerous.
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  • How do I search for registered sex offenders who live, work, or attend school near an address of interest to me?
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  • This Website provides you with a way to search for registered sex offenders by a geographic radius around a particular address, by city, by zip code, and by county. To perform one of these searches, go to the “Geographical Search” tab, enter the information that is appropriate for the type of search you want to perform, select the search type, and click the “Search” button.
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  • How do I contact the registry if I have a question or if I have information that may be helpful?
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  • The registry staff can be contacted two different ways. The first is to click the “Contact Us” tab, fill out the form, and click the “Submit” button. The second is to click the “Submit a Tip” link while viewing a registered sex offender’s details. When a tip is submitted, information about the offender will automatically be included in the message so the registry staff knows which offender corresponds with the tip.
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