No Louisiana resident wants to find their name on Louisiana's sex offender registry. Being on the registry can cause serious embarrassment to the person accused and sharply curb a Louisiana resident's job opportunities. Moreover, a registered sex offender must comply with additional restrictive laws that can put serious limits on one's personal freedom even years after one has been convicted and has completed their sentence and probation.
Some sex offenses like rape and child molestation trigger a requirement that a person place their name on the sex offender registry. This may not surprise many Louisianans. Other offenses that require registration include a conviction for the possession of pornographic images of children and teens. Certain types of voyeurism, or watching people take their clothes off, can also land a person on Louisiana's sex offender registry. Additionally, kidnapping of a child under the age of 13 also requires one to register as a sex offender.