Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

Did you know that there are currently 626 registered sex offenders listed in Santa Ana, according to the California Megan’s Law website? This list includes transient offenders.



At the federal level, Megan’s Law requires persons convicted of sex crimes against children to notify local law enforcement of any change of address or employment after release from custody (prison or psychiatric facility). The notification requirement may be imposed for a fixed period of time—usually at least ten years—or permanently.

Megan’s Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known registered sex offender who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. All states now have a form of Megan’s Law.

In 1947, California became the first state in the nation to enact a sex offender registration law that required offenders convicted of specified offenses to register with their local law enforcement agency. This practice is still in place and the California Sex and Arson Registry (CSAR) serves as the statewide repository for information on registered sex offenders. Today, the California Sex Offender Registry continues to provide a wide range of services that support and assist the law enforcement community with the monitoring and registration of over 120,000 California sex offenders. These services include maintaining and providing information to the general public via the California Megan’s Law Internet Web site.

You may look up your address here to see if any registered sex offenders live in your neighborhood.

By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

4 thoughts on “There are 626 registered sex offenders currently living in Santa Ana”
  1. Did you know that you can kill a child, serve your time and then go about your life with no one knowing? But have a 17 year old girlfriend (whom you end up marrying) and end on this list for life. !?!?!?

    Did you know that, according to an article on this very site, the number of individuals required to register like this, has almost tripled in the past 8 years? !?!?!?

    I would like to know how many of these crimes are actually committed by people with such prior offenses? !?!?

    I would like to know why (former Santa Ana council member) Carlos Bustamante is not on this web site .!?!?

    I would like to know what is the point of this “article”, and why i should vote for such a person who writes such drivel? !?!?!

      1. That was not the question.

        Murder, and any other criminal offense, is against the law, a known fact that folks ignore at their own risk. Yet a child murderer, and any other person who breaks the law, serves his time and gets to resume his life without any kind of registration requirement and public notification. Why?

        You did not answer any specific question / address any specific point.

        Is that how you plan to serve in public office?

        1. Your beef is with the state legislature. Take this up with our Assembly and Senate representatives.

          I know the majority of my readers appreciate knowing who the predators are in their area.

          And given your experience you should advise any men you know to avoid dating girls under the age of consent.

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