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Deputy Darrin Lackey

Contact: Dep. Darrin Lackey
Phone: (828) 465-7974

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100 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 385
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sex Offender Registration and Public Protection File was enacted by the North Carolina Session of the general Assembly (NCGS 14-208.5 - 14-208.13 and became effective January 1, 1996. The law was amended to comply with the Federal Law and changes were effective April 1, 1998.

Sex offender Search The purpose of the Sex Offender Registration file is to assist local law enforcement efforts to protect their communities by requiring both sex offenders and sexually violent predators to register. This information will be used by local law enforcement to protect their communities, conduct investigations and quickly apprehend offenders who commit sex offences and certain offences against a minor. This file also provides for public access to information about offenders who are required to register and facilitates exchange of information between the public and law enforcement officials.

The following is a list of offenses that require registration:

  1. First Degree Rape
  2. Second Degree Rape
  3. First degree Sexual Offense
  4. Second degree Sexual Offense
  5. Attempted first degree Rape (Class F Felony)
  6. Attempted first degree sexual offense (Class F Felony)
  7. Attempted second degree rape (Class H Felony)
  8. Attempted second degree sexual offense (Class H Felony)
  9. Intercourse and sexual offenses with certain victims; consent no defense
    (Defendant has assumed the position of parent in the home of minor victim having custody of a victim of any age who is an agent or employee of any person or institution having custody of the victim)
  10. Incest between near relatives
  11. Employing or permitting a minor to assist in offense under article
  12. First degree sexual exploitation of a minor
  13. Second degree sexual exploitation of a minor
  14. Third degree sexual exploitation of a minor
  15. Promoting prostitution of a minor
  16. Participating in prostitution of a minor
  17. Taking indecent liberties of a minor
  18. Kidnapping of a minor *
  19. Abduction of Children *
  20. Felonious restraint of a minor *

* These offenses only apply as long as the individual committing the offense is not the minor's parent or legal custodian.