Sex Offenders

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SEX OFFENDER LAW & ENFORCEMENT

The Texas Sex Offender Registration Law was created and passed in 1991 during the regular Texas Legislative Session.  The law became effective on September 1, 1991.  The law has been update almost every legislative session since.

In an effort to protect the citizens of Sweeny, we want to ensure that the offenders are providing accurate and up-to-date information regarding registration, verification, and update processes.  If information on any of the below listed sex offenders is not accurate, or if any person has reason to believe that a non-compliance incident has occurred, please contact Lt. Chad Makara (Sex Offender Registrar) of the Sweeny Police Department at 979-548-3112 or via e-mail at crmakara@ci.sweeny.tx.us.  Information may be provided anonymously.

 

RISK LEVELS

 

Each sex offender is assigned a risk level by the State of Texas based on numerous criteria in order to determine statistical re-offending behavior and characteristics:

HIGH --- The person poses a serious danger to the community and will continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct.

MODERATE --- The person poses a moderate danger to the community and may continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct.

LOW --- The person poses a low danger to the community and will not likely engage in criminal sexual conduct.

SEX OFFENDER RESIDENCY ORDINANCE

EFFECTIVE 04-25-2006:  The City of Sweeny adopted a city ordinance regulating the residency of convicted sex offenders within the City of Sweeny.  Sex offenders are prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of Child Safety Zones.  Child Safety Zones are defined as any areas where children are likely to congregate, including, but not limited to, schools, parks, playgrounds, day care facilities, public swimming pools, public or private youth centers, and video arcade facilities.  There are a number of exceptions to this ordinance.  For more information, please contact the Sweeny Police Department at 979-548-3112, e-mail us at info@sweenypolice.org, or click on the link below to view the ordinance.

Sex Offender Residency Ordinance (PDF, 379KB)

LOCAL OFFENDERS

At the present time, there are SEVEN (7) sex offenders living inside the City of Sweeny.  The information provided on each sex offender listed below is accurate as of the last date of the offender's registration/update with the Sweeny Police Department.  Offenders previously listed here may have been removed as a result of incarceration or they may have moved out of Sweeny, or the registration requirement may have ended.

 

 

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