By law, sex offenders are required to register with authorities. Even before they do, however, their information appears in the sex offender registry, which is public record, meaning you can get information about the sex offenders in any specific area nationwide.
Fortunately, even in places outside local police departments' jurisdictions, the websites have mapped the addresses, names and photos of sex offenders in our country.
The criminals are marked on the CrimeReports.com map with red triangles. Orange triangles symbolize two sex offenders living at one address. Click on the triangles to see details on the offenders.
In Hermosa Beach (90254), the Megan's Law website shows a total of 6 sex offenders, 5 of whom have been convicted of "lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age."
--Patch editor Jacob Bourne contributed to this article.
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