A sex offender registry is a system in various countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the activities of sex offenders , including those who have completed their criminal sentences. In some jurisdictions, registration is accompanied by residential address notification requirements. In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including on housing. Those on parole or probation may be subject to restrictions that do not apply to other parolees or probationers. Sometimes, these include or have been proposed to include restrictions on being in the presence of underage persons under the age of majority , living in proximity to a school or day care center, owning toys or items targeted towards children, or using the Internet. Registered sex offenders are not allowed to sign up for or use Facebook or other social media platforms. The United States is the only country with a registry that is publicly accessible; all other countries in the English-speaking world have sex offender registries only accessible by law enforcement. In offense-based systems, registration is required when a person is convicted or, in some jurisdictions, adjudicated delinquent , found not guilty by reason of insanity ,  or found not criminally responsible  under one of the listed offenses requiring registration. In the US Federal system, persons registered are put into a tier program based on their offense of conviction.
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Official websites use. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites. A federal jury convicted a Texas man today for multiple child exploitation offenses involving an year-old child. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Martin Renteria, 52, of Midland, enticed an year-old into engaging in sexual acts on multiple occasions. Renteria purchased expensive gifts for the child in exchange for the sexual acts. On at least one occasion, he also recorded a video of one of the sexual acts. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Renteria had committed similar crimes in the past. Renteria was convicted of production of child pornography, sex trafficking of a child, possession of child pornography, and committing a new crime against a child while registered as a sex offender.
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A sex offender sexual offender , sex abuser , or sexual abuser is a person who has committed a sex crime. What constitutes a sex crime differs by culture and legal jurisdiction. The majority of convicted sex offenders have convictions for crimes of a sexual nature; however, some sex offenders have simply violated a law contained in a sexual category. Some of the serious crimes which usually result in a mandatory sex-offender classification are sexual assault , statutory rape , bestiality , child sexual abuse , incest , rape , and sexual imposition. Sex offender registration laws in the United States may also classify less serious offenses as sexual offenses requiring sex offender registration. In some states public urination , having sex on a beach,  or unlawful imprisonment of a minor also constitute sexual offenses requiring registration. In looking at various types of offenses, an example of a digital obscenity offense is child pornography. In the modern world of technology, many jurisdictions are reforming their laws to prevent the over-prosecution of sex offenders and focusing on crimes involving a victim. The term sexual predator is often used to describe a sex offender or any of the "tier offenders"; however, only the category just below sexually-violent sexual predator is reserved for a severe or repeated sex offender: sexual predator.