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Section 2950.081 | Public inspection of information and records in possession of sheriff.


(A) Any statements, information, photographs, fingerprints, or materials that are required to be provided, and that are provided, by an offender or delinquent child pursuant to section 2950.04, 2950.041, 2950.05, or 2950.06 of the Revised Code and that are in the possession of a county sheriff are public records open to public inspection under section 149.43 of the Revised Code and shall be included in the internet sex offender and child-victim offender database established and maintained under section 2950.13 of the Revised Code to the extent provided in that section.

(B) Except when the child is classified a public registry-qualified juvenile offender registrant, the sheriff shall not cause to be publicly disseminated by means of the internet any statements, information, photographs, fingerprints, or materials that are provided by a delinquent child who sends a notice of intent to reside, registers, provides notice of a change of residence address and registers the new residence address, or provides verification of a current residence address pursuant to this chapter and that are in the possession of a county sheriff.

(C) If a sheriff establishes on the internet a sex offender and child-victim offender database for the public dissemination of some or all of the materials that are described in division (A) of this section, that are not prohibited from inclusion by division (B) of this section, and that pertain to offenders or delinquent children who register in the sheriff's county, in addition to all of the other information and materials included, the sheriff shall include in the database a chart describing which sexually oriented offenses and child-victim oriented offenses are included in the definitions of tier I sex offender/child-victim offender, tier II sex offender/child-victim offender, and tier III sex offender/child-victim offender and for each offender or delinquent child in relation to whom information and materials are provided a statement as to whether the offender or delinquent child is a tier I sex offender/child-victim offenders, a tier II sex offender/child-victim offenders, or a tier III sex offender/child-victim offenders.

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