What's New: The Megan's Law database is no
longer available at the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.
Recently, AB 1323 was signed. This bill changed the requirement for
the Sheriff's Office to provide public access to the Megan's Law via
their internal access.
You may access the
Attorney General's Megan's Law Internet Web Site at
If you do not have Internet access, you will be able to access the
Internet at your local public library.
Please note that many of these registrants are currently in violation
of their registration requirements. These offenders are listed on the
Monterey County's Most Wanted web page in this site.
Any information you may have on these individuals should be reported to
your local law enforcement immediately.
Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey
girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved
across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake
of the tragedy, the Kanka's sought to have local communities warned
about sex offenders in the area.
Now, California's Megan's Law arms the public with certain
information on the whereabouts of dangerous sex offenders so that local
communities may protect themselves and their children. The law also
authorizes local law enforcement to notify the public about high-risk
and serious sex offenders who reside in, are employed in, or frequent
The law is not intended to punish the offender and specifically
prohibits using the information to harass or commit any crime against
the offender. It recognizes that public safety is best served when
registered sex offenders are not concealing their location to avoid