POSTED: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 4:01pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:56am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — "Anywhere from sexual assault, sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child by contact, online solicitation of a minor, things what have you," said Cameron-Willacy County PSI/intake unit supervisor David Alvarez.
They all constitute as sexual offenses. And if you happen to be charged with any of the previously mentioned crimes, you may ultimately have to register as a sex offender if convicted.
"Technically from the day that they get placed on probation, uh, what happens is usually they have seven days and that's what's written in the statutes," said Alvarez. "Seven days from that date to register with local law enforcement."
And according to the law regarding this subject, "once a sex offender, always a sex offender" seems to be the motto officials abide by.
"The only way to get off of the DPS website is by being deceased if you die in any way, shape or form, and post mortem prints are submitted for verification of such," said Alvarez.
Despite the fact that most, if not all sex offenders will be registered for life, most of them won't have problems finding jobs.
"Some have lost their jobs of course because of what has transpired in their life because of the behavior they decided to act on, but usually they're educated, highly skilled and more times than none, they usually get jobs," said Alvarez.
As a safety precaution, the Department of Public Safety's website pinpoints all sex offenders and shows their risk levels.