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SEX OFFENDER INFO

The Harwich Police Department is committed to the responsibility of maintaining an accurate record of registered sex offenders living or working within the Town of Harwich. To qualify as a registered sex offender, a person must have been convicted of a sex crime and have been classified by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB).
 

What is a Sex Offender?
 

A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and who has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the Department of Youth Services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, 1981.

For a listing of crimes that require registration as a sex offender please visit our Who Has to register page.

Sex offenders will be classified according to the degree of dangerousness they pose to the public and their likelihood for re-offense. An offender’s classification will be:

• a Level 1 or “low risk” offender,
• a Level 2 or “moderate risk” offender, or
• a Level 3 or “high risk” offender.

 

Level 3 Sex Offenders are listed below and their information may be accessed by clicking on their name.


Level 3 Offenders

Antone Costa III

Frank Saragoza Jr.

Robert T. Sherlock

Cory Whitehead

David A Husband

John J. Santos

 

Level 2 Offenders

A person may request information on Level 2 sex offenders by going to his/her local city or town police station. After presenting proper identification, the requester must fill out a sex offender request form containing:

1. The name and address of the requester.

2. Information may be requested in the following manners:
a. Inquire whether a specifically named individual or a person described by sufficient identifying information to allow the police to identify the individual is a sex offender; or
b. The requester may inquire whether any sex offenders live, works or attends an institution of higher learning within the same city or town of a specific address, including, but not limited to, a residential address, business address, school, after school program, day care center, playground, recreational area or other identified address; or
c. The requester may inquire whether any sex offenders live, works or attends an institution of higher learning at a specific street address within the city or town where the person is requesting sex offender information; or
d. Where the police department is located in a city or town with more than one zip code area, the inquiry may ask whether any sex offenders live or work within a specified zip code. In Boston such inquiry may be made by specified police district.
3. The reason for the request.

4. The date and time of the request.

If the request results in the identification of a sex offender, the police will distribute the offender’s name, home address, work address, the name and address of the institution of higher learning where the sex offender works or is enrolled as a student, age, sex, height, weight, eye and hair color, the sex offenses committed and the dates of conviction and/or adjudication and a photo of the offender, if available.

The information will be provided free of charge.

All information provided to the public will include language prohibiting the misuse of sex offender information for harassment or discriminatory purposes.

All records of inquiry will be kept confidential, except to assist or defend in a criminal prosecution.

The police will not release information identifying the victim by name, address or relation to the offender.

For copies of the form to request sex offender information from your Local Police Departments or from the Sex Offender Registry Board Web Site.

 

Any questions or concerns regarding registered sex offenders living or working in Harwich can be directed to Detective Sergeant Robert Brackett (ext 5527) @ 508-430-7541.

 

********WARNING********

Sex Offender Registry information shall not be used to commit a crime or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of an offender.  Any person who uses information disclosed pursuant to MGL c. 6 s. 178C-178P for such purposes shall be punished by not more than two and one-half years in a house of correction or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1000) or both (MGL c. 6 s. 178N).  In addition , any person who uses registry information to threaten to commit a crime may be punished by a fine of not more than one-hundred dollars ($100) or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months (MGL c. 275 s. 4).   For more information on the law, visit the SORB website: www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/sorb/

NOTE: Any information provided by either the police or the Board will be limited only to offenders who have been finally classified by the Board as Level 2 or Level 3 offenders. The law prohibits the Board and police departments from disseminating any information on a sex offender who has not been finally classified by the Board or who has been finally classified as a Level 1 offender.