Sex Offender Registry

In addition to the standard conditions of probation and any specific conditions imposed by the sentencing judge, anyone placed on the sex offender registry must abide by these conditions:

Standard Sex Offender Conditions

  1. I will register as a sex offender as required by the Code of Laws of South Carolina and as described in the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services’ (SCDPPPS) Notice of Sex Offender Registry.
  2. I will attend, actively participate in, not give cause to be terminated from, and successfully complete any counseling/treatment program, to which I am referred by my SCDPPPS agent, which may include polygraph or other treatment related testing, all at my own expense. I waive all rights to confidentiality between myself and my treatment provider, and authorize my treatment provider to disclose to my SCDPPPS agent, the Court, the Parole Board, the releasing authority, and/or the hearing officer, information about my attendance and participation in the program. (Must complete Referral Form 1054).
  3. I will not have any contact with the victim(s) of my crime, directly or indirectly. This includes but is not limited to physical or face to face contact, contact through letters or written notes, telephone calls, or electronic mail (e-mail), or any contact through a third party, unless such contact is approved in writing by the Court, the Parole Board, the releasing authority, or the SCDPPPS hearing officer. I also will not enter into, travel past, or loiter near a victim’s residence or workplace.
  4. I will not have any contact with a person under the age of 18, with the exception of my immediate family members and then may only have such contact if approved in advance under conditions set by my treatment provider and my SCDPPPS agent. If I have incidental contact with any child, I will be civil and courteous and immediately remove myself from the situation. I will discuss the contact at my next treatment session and will immediately report this contact to my agent.
  5. I will not enter into, loiter or work within one thousand (1,000) feet of any area or event frequented by people under the age of 18 including but not limited to: schools, day care centers, playgrounds, arcades, public swimming pools or beaches, shopping malls, theaters, or and festivals, unless approved in advance by my SCDPPPS agent.
  6. I will not purchase, possess, or use any sexually stimulating or sexually explicit material or device, nor enter into, loiter or work within one thousand (1,000) feet of any place where such material or device is sold or presented as entertainment. This includes but is not limited to adult book stores, sexually explicit internet sites, television services, or telephone services, sex shops, topless bars, strip clubs, and massage parlors. I will not possess or use a computer or any other electronic device which is enabled with internet access for any reason unless approved in advance under conditions set by my treatment provider and my SCDPPPS agent. I understand this means that without prior approval, there may not be a computer of any type in my residence, and that I may not access any computer. If my employer requires me to use a computer, I will provide a written statement from my employer stating the need for such use.
  7. I will permit my SCDPPPS agent or any representative of the Department, without a warrant and with or without the assistance of any other law enforcement officer, to search my person, residence, any vehicle I own or have permission to use, and any of my possessions, for the presence of sexually stimulating or sexually explicit materials or devices prohibited by these conditions, and to seize said materials. Such materials seized shall be considered property of the court, Parole Board, or releasing authority, and shall be safely kept by the Department or other law enforcement agency until any violations concerning the seized materials have been addressed.
  8. I will abide by all curfews as directed by my SCDPPPS agent.
  9. I will at all times maintain a suitable residence, approved by my SCDPPPS agent, which complies with all conditions of my supervision, which may not be within one thousand (1000) feet of any area frequented by people under the age of 18, including but not limited to schools, day care centers, playgrounds, arcades, public swimming pools or beaches, shopping malls, or theaters. I will obtain approval from my SCDPPPS agent of my residence and employment and shall obtain prior approval from my SCDPPPS agent before changing my residence or employment. I will stay at my approved residence every night and will not sleep or stay overnight anywhere else without prior approval of my SCDPPPS agent.
  10. I will not consume alcoholic beverages and will submit to alcohol testing as instructed by my SCDPPPS agent or treatment provider. I agree that any test results may be used as evidence in any hearing for the violation of the conditions of my supervision and I waive any right to challenge the validity of such results.
  11. I will comply with the Department’s requirements for any electronic monitoring program which I am ordered to participate in by the Court, the Parole Board, the releasing authority, the SCDPPPS hearing officer, or my SCDPPPS agent, or as required by statute, all at my own expense.