Police Services to release information on sexually violent predator moving to Fort Collins

Matthew Bailey

Fort Collins Police Services will be releasing information on its website from June 1 to June 5 regarding the release of a sexually violent predator into the community.

According to a press release published by FCPS, the unnamed individual recently moved back to Fort Collins from another Colorado jurisdiction.

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Although a sex offender may choose to live wherever he or she wants, law enforcement will legally be allowed to share information about the individual due to the Jacob Wetterling Act of 1994, unless there are court restrictions preventing this release of information.

In this case, law enforcement is obligated to actively update the community. FCPS will be posting information about this individual in order to notify the public and to enhance public safety and protection.

This information is being posted pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 16-13-901 through 16-13-905 and in lieu of a community meeting.

According to the press release, it is advisable to not let children view the notification due to the mature content of the upcoming information, but it is strongly encouraged that sexually violent predator and public safety information be reviewed with children after the notification in an appropriate manner.

Collegian news reporter Matt Bailey can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @matnes1999.