Does a Tier-3 Sex Offender Live in Your Bossier Parish Neighborhood?
Whether you hop online to read your news or flip on the TV, there's a good chance you're going to see a heartbreaking story or two regarding sex crimes. They're all pretty horrible and heart breaking. But, in the State of Louisiana, not all sex crimes are equal. In Louisiana, there are 3 tiers. Tier 1 are the lesser offenders, tier 3 are the most serious of offenses.
What is a Tier 3 Sex Offender in Louisiana?
According to the Louisiana State Police, Tier-3 sex crimes are: First Degree Rape, Aggravated Rape, Second Degree Rape, Forcible Rape, Third Degree Rape, Simple Rape, Sexual battery of a child under 13 years of age, Second degree sexual battery, Aggravated kidnapping of a minor, Second degree kidnapping of a minor, Simple kidnapping of a minor, Human trafficking, Trafficking of children for sexual purposes, Aggravated Incest, Molestation of a juvenile or a person with a physical or mental disability, Purchase of commercial sexual activity from persons known to be a minor, Purchase of Commercial Sexual Activity from a person known to be under the age of 14, Crime Against Nature except when victim is a minor, Aggravated Crime Against Nature involving prohibited relative as victim, and Sexual battery of the infirmed.
Why is This Information Public?
The short answer: in the interest of public safety. Law enforcement officials say that sex offenders have a high risk of repeating offenses. Plus, if you have small children, it's good info to know to keep them safe. You don't want to go to the wrong house on Halloween or let your child play in the wrong yard.
Below is the list of Tier 3 offenders registered in Bossier Parish. You can find the full list for the state here.