Sex Offender Registry

History of the Sex Offender Registry

The sex offender registry (Tribal Code Section 411.02) was created by the Red Lake Tribal Council on August 8, 1995.

In 2005, the Red Lake Nation Code Committee delegated a subcommittee called the Sex Offender Registration Committee, to enhance the sex offender registry.

Members of the SORC include: personnel from the Red Lake Department of Public Safety, Red Lake Tribal Court, Red Lake Family and Children Services, Red Lake Women’s Shelter, Red Lake Tribal Legal Advisor and the United States Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Coordinator

Adam Walsh Act / Sex Offender Registration Notification Act

The Adam Walsh Act is a federal statute signed into law on July 27, 2006. Title 1 of this act gave Tribes the option to monitor their own sex offender registry.

On September 12, 2006, under Title 1 of the Adam Walsh Act, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians officially accepted the responsibility for the monitoring and tracking of sex offenders residing on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

This act was named for Adam Walsh, an American boy who was abducted from a Florida shopping mall and later found murdered.

Tier System

The Tier System includes three different levels of distinction and is based on conviction.

Tier 1 includes convictions for all sexually related crimes in any jurisdiction resulting in a one year sentence or less upon conviction and also includes any civil commitments surrounding an incident which was sexual in nature. Tier 1 registration requires convicted offenders to register up to a period of 15 years from the date of their conviction. In addition, Tier 1 offenders are also required to update their registration on an annual basis.

Tier 2 includes sexually related crimes in any jurisdiction resulting in more than a one year sentence upon conviction. Tier 2 offenders are required to register up to a period of 25 years from the date of their conviction. Tier 2 offenders are required to update their registration information every six months.

Tier 3 includes convictions for all felony and gross misdemeanor crimes in any jurisdiction which were sexual in nature and involved force or coercion or aggravated crimes, or which there were two or more convictions for a sexually related crime, or crimes involving children 12 and under. Tier 3 registration periods are lifetime from the date of conviction. Tier 3 offenders are required to update their registration every three months.

Tribes and Territories Sex Offender Information System (TTSORS)

TTSORS is a public website administered by the Red Lake Department of Safety to provide information about sex offenders registered in Red Lake.

TTSORS is provided by the Department of Justice to tribes implementing the Adam Walsh Act/SORNA.

The website was made available to the public in 2012. Tier 2 and Tier 3 offenders appear on the website. Sex Offender kiosks are available to the Public at the Red Lake Criminal Justice Complex. On December 13, 2016 Tribal Council passed a resolution to include Tier 1 offenders on the website as well.

Please Note: Any person who uses information contained in or accessed through this website to threaten, intimidate or harass any individual or family member, or who otherwise misuse this information, may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability under federal and/or Red Lake Nation laws.