Welcome to the Hopi Tribe Sex Offender Registry (SOR) website. The Hopi Tribe is in the process of enacting key provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). As part of SORNA, all qualifying sex offenders who work, go to school, or reside within the Hopi Tribe boundaries are required to register with the Hopi Sex Offender Compliance Specialist (HSOCS). Also, ANY SEX OFFENDER VISITING THE HOPI TERRITORY must contact the HSOCS by telephone immediately upon entering the Territory. The sex offender must contact the HSOCS by telephone upon a change of plans and upon exiting the Territory. In addition, the SORNA compliance process establishes the Hopi Tribe Sex Offender Registry website as a publicly accessible registry. The Sex Offender Registry is maintained by the Hopi Tribe and Hopi Sex Offender Compliance Specialist. For more information, visit the Hopi Tribe website.
~Failure to Register.~
In the event a sex offender who is required to register due to their employment or school attendance status fails to do so or otherwise violates a registration requirement of the Hopi Sex Offender Registry Code, the HSOCS shall take all appropriate follow-up measures including those outlined in Section 5.5.5(B).
A sex offender who has been convicted of a covered offense involving minors shall not be permitted within five hundred (500) feet of an elementary school, junior high school, high school, playground, or childcare facility
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL SANCTIONS.
A. Criminal penalty. Each violation of a provision of this code by a sex offender who is an Indian shall be considered a crime and subject to a period of incarceration of two years and a fine of $15,000.
B. Civil Penalty.
Notice to Convicted Sex Offenders: Under the Hopi Sex Offender Registration Code and Federal Adam Walsh Act, is your responsibility to register with the Hopi Sex Offender Compliance Specialist. Failure to register is both a federal and tribal crime punishable by up to 10 years incarceration, as well as banishment or exclusion from the Hopi Territory.
Each violation of a provision of this code by a sex offender who is not an Indian shall be considered a civil violation subject to a fine of $15,000, with enforcement by any means not prohibited by federal law, including, but not limited to the issuance of forfeitures and civil contempt.
C. Exclusion. In addition to other penalties here, a non-member sex offender who fails to register with the HSOCS is subject to exclusion and pursuant to the recommendation of the Tribal Prosecutor, the Chairman may issue a Notice of Proposed Order of Exclusion under Ordinance 46, Section 46.02.02. The prosecutor may also recommend an Emergency Temporary Exclusion Order under Ordinance 46, Section 46.02.05.
D. Hindrance of sex offender registration. A person is guilty of hindering sex offender registration, a dangerous offense, if he or she:
1. Knowingly harbors or knowingly attempts to harbor, or knowingly assists another person in harboring or attempting to harbor a sex offender who is in violation of this Code;
2. Knowingly assists a sex offender in eluding a law enforcement agency that is seeking to find the sex offender to question the sex offender about, or to arrest the sex offender for, noncompliance with the requirements of this Title; or
3. Provides information to law enforcement agency regarding a sex offender which the person knows to be false.
Unauthorized removal of Sex Offender Notification material. A person is guilty of unauthorized removal of sex offender notification material, a minor offense, if he or she removes Sex Offender Notification material from a public place without authorization. This provision shall not be construed to apply to Tribal Officials, school officials, business owners or employees who are removing or updating sex offender notification materials in the ordinary course of their duties.
Conditions of Use:
This website is provided as a public service by the Hopi Tribe. Using this website, interested members of the public have access to and may search the website public information regarding the presence or location of offenders who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this website to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities.
It is possible that information accessed or obtained through this website may not reflect current residences, employment, school attendance, or other information regarding such individuals, and users are forewarned that it is incumbent upon them to verify information. Any user seeking more information or verification should communicate with the Hopi Sex Offender Compliance Speclialist and/or the local law enforcement agency where the offender resides, works, or attends school, as appropriate. Any individual who believes that information contained in the website is not accurate should communicate with the Hopi Sex Offender Compliance Specialist.
Any person who uses information contained in or accessed through this website to threaten, intimidate, or harass any individual, including registrants or family members, or who otherwise misuses this information may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability under federal and/or Hopi tribal law.
Users are urged to contact the Hopi Sex Offender Compliance Specialist regarding information collection and privacy/confidentiality policies before using this website.
By using this website, the user: (1) consents to and agrees to abide by and be subject to any and all policies/disclaimers/terms and conditions and/or laws for access applicable to the Hopi Tribe Sex Offender Registry website; (2) waives any and all rights that the user may or might have against the Hopi Tribe or any of their officials, employees, or contractors arising out of use of and/or reliance on this website; and (3) accepts and consents to application of the absolute sovereign immunity of the Hopi Tribe and any of their officials, employees, or contractors.
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