DA Organizes Sex Offender Management Unit

GavelBARNSTABLE – Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced that Kimberly Squier, Coordinator of the Cape & Islands Sex Offender Management Unit, hosted a meeting yesterday regarding the continued implementation of the Sex Offender Management Unit, and the prosecution of those who fail to register as sex offenders.

Representatives from the Department of Correction, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department, Sex Offender Registry Board, the Superior and District Court Probation Departments, Massachusetts State Police, local Police Departments and the Housing Assistance Corporation were in attendance.

Information was presented regarding current sex offender laws, specific laws regarding homeless sex offenders, and the continued development of community awareness to educate the public.

“My office remains committed to the coordination and administration of a uniform protocol for sex offender management in the Cape and Islands” District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said.

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Any member of the public who is at least 18 years of age or older may request sex offender information. The information will be provided to any person who is seeking the information for his/her own protection or for the protection of a child under the age of 18 or for the protection of another person whom the requesting person has responsibility, care, or custody.

A person may request sex offender information at local Police Departments or through the Sex Offender Registry Board directly at 1-800-93-MEGAN.