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As of July 1, 2006, the State of South Dakota will be providing a statewide sex offender registry.  Therefore, Lawrence County will no longer be listing registered sex offenders residing in the County.  Please proceed to the following State of South Dakota link to obtain the information you're looking for:

South Dakota Sex Offender Registry Website

South Dakota Codified Laws - Sex Offender Registration

The Sexual Offender Registration Listing information shall not be used to retaliate against the registrants, their families, or their employers in any way. Vandalism, verbal or written threats are illegal and will result in arrest and prosecution. SDCL 22-22-41 states that "Any person who commits any crime as a result of information gained through the sex offender registry or through public information kept pursuant to SDCL 22-22-40 is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Such liability is in addition to any other civil or criminal penalties". Violation is a felony punishable by 2 years in the state penitentiary or a $2000.00 fine or both.

List of South Dakota Codified Laws Pertaining To Sex Crimes and Sex Offender Registration

22-22-30 - Sex Crimes Defined
22-22-31 - Registration of convicted sex offenders - Violation as misdemeanor or felony
22-22-31.2 - Petition to remove name from sex offender registry
22-22-32 - Information required for registration of convicted sex offenders
22-22-33 - Registration forwarded to Division of Criminal Investigation - Files not open to public - Exceptions
22-22-34 - Availability of sex offenders' files
22-22-36 - Written notice of new address required - Time limit - Forwarding information
22-22-37 - Annual registration of sex offender required
22-22-38 - Duty of institutions to inform convicted sex offenders of registration requirements
22-22-39 - Duty of court to inform sexual offenders of registration requirements
22-22-40 - Registration records and lists as public records - Confidentiality of victim identifying information
22-22-41 - Penalties for crime committed as result of information from sex offender registry
22-6-1 - Felony classes and penalties - Restitution - Habitual criminal sentences - Unclassified felonies
1-27 - Public Records
22-22-1 - Rape defined - Degrees - Felony
22-22-7 - Sexual contact with child under sixteen - Felony or misdemeanor
22-22-7.2 - Sexual contact with person incapable of consenting - Felony



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