Recent legislation in Indiana, IC 5-2-12, has transferred jurisdiction and the responsibility for the monitoring and maintenance of the local Sex Offender Registry to each county within the State of Indiana and to each county sheriff. With those changes and enhancements of this legislation, Sex Offenders are now required to register with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at least once a year, and sex offenders are further required to update with the Sheriff’s Office any changes of residency, employment and place of study or vocation. Failure of the Sex Offender to comply with this recent legislation or failure to provide notifications of changes or updates required under Indiana Law, IC 5-2-12, is a Class D felony and the second offense is a Class C felony, if the registered sex has a prior unrelated offense. These offenses will be investigated by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and may result in criminal charges being filed against the offender by the Pike Prosecutor’s Office.
If you have any information on a registered sex offender who you believe may be in violation of this law or have questions regarding a person who may be required to register, you may contact Jail Commander Ronnie Collins at the Pike Sheriff’s Office Monday – Friday (812)-354-6024.
Click here to see the current list of offenders in our area. Please read the disclaimer for important information about the registry.