Sex Offender Registry

Law Enforcement agencies have no authority to direct where a sex offender lives or works. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses. Sex offenders have always lived in our community; however, it was not until the passage of this law (which mandates sex offender registration) that law enforcement agencies could share this information with the public. Any abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated and could potentially jeopardize our authority to keep the public informed.

WHAT IS A SEX OFFENDER? 
A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and who has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the department of youth services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, 1981. 

Sex offenders will be classified according to the degree of dangerousness they pose to the public and their likelihood for re-offense. The following are offender classifications:

Level 0 Sex Offenders 
The Sex Offender Registry Board has not yet held a hearing to determine the risk of reoffending in the future or the degree of dangerousness posed to the public by that offender.  

Information on Level 0 offenders will not be available to the public. Neither the police nor the Board have authority to disseminate information to the general public identifying a Level 0 offender. 

Level 1 Sex Offenders 
Where the Sex Offender Registry Board determines that the risk of reoffending in the future is low and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public by that offender is not such that a public safety interest is served by public availability, the Board shall give that offender a Level 1 designation. 

Information on Level 1 offenders will not be available to the public. Neither the police nor the Board have authority to disseminate information to the general public identifying a Level 1 offender. 

Level 2 Sex Offenders
Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffending in the future is moderate and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a public safety interest is served by public availability of registration information, it shall give a level 2 designation to the sex offender. 

The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 2 offender through the local police departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board. After presenting proper identification, the requester must fill out a sex offender request form.  

Level 3 Sex Offenders
Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffending in the future is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active dissemination, it shall give a level 3 designation to the sex offender. 

The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 3 offender through the Local Police Departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Sexually Violent Predators 
If the Board, in finally giving an offender a level 3 classification, also concludes that such sex offender should be designated a sexually violent predator, the Board shall transmit a report to the sentencing court explaining the Board's reasons for so recommending, including specific identification of the sexually violent offense committed by such sex offender and the mental abnormality from which he suffers. The sentencing court at that point may determine by a preponderance of the evidence, whether such sex offender is a Sexually Violent Predator. 

The public shall have access to the information regarding a Sexually Violent Predator through the Local Police Departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board. 

Source: Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board

Sex Offender Totals

The following table includes the total number of sex offenders residing and/or working in the Town of Falmouth: 

Level

Offenders
0 6
1 12
2 35
3 6
Total 59

Last updated: November 12, 2008

*These totals include offenders that reside, work, and/or offended in the Town of Falmouth. It also includes offenders that are incarcerated for related or unrelated offenses..             

Registered Sex Offenders 

Level 0 and Level 1 Sex Offenders 

Information on Level 0 and Level 1 offenders will not be available to the public. Neither the police nor the Board have authority to disseminate information to the general public identifying a Level 1 offender. 

Level 2 Sex Offenders

The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 2 offender through the local police departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board. After presenting proper identification, the requester must fill out a sex offender request form.

The Sex Offender Registry Board does provide the number of Level 2 and 3 offenders living in your community on their website:

MA Sex Offender Registry Board (number of level 2 and 3 sex offenders)

Level 3 Sex Offenders

The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 3 offender through the Local Police Departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.

The Sex Offender Registry Board does provide search tool for detailed information on Level 3 offenders living in your community on their website:

MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)

Level 3 Sex Offenders (offenses committed in Falmouth)

The following sex offenders may or may not live or work in Falmouth. However, one or more of sex crime(s) were committed in Falmouth. Please search for all sex offenders living or working in Falmouth using the Sex Offender Registry Board's level 3 sex offender search tool.

John G. Coppinger

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 6 Sections 178C 178P, the individual who appears on this notification has been designated a Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Board has determined that this individual is at a high risk to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification. 

Name: John G. Coppinger
Home Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Work Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Age: **/**/1953
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5'8"
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
SON: 6847
Offense(s):

Open & Gross Lewdness—3/23/2005 (3 counts) (Offenses Committed in Falmouth)

  Open & Gross Lewdness—10/9/2002 (Offenses Committed in Falmouth)
  Open & Gross Lewdness—12/4/1998 (6 counts) (Offenses Committed in Falmouth)
  Attempted Indecent Assault—10/11/1995 (Florida)
  Lewd Act in the Presence of a Child—10/11/95 (Florida)

Last updated: November 26, 2009

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Michael D. Morales

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 6 Sections 178C 178P, the individual who appears on this notification has been designated a Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Board has determined that this individual is at a high risk to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification. 

Name: Michael D. Morales
Home Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Work Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Age: **/**/1969
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 6'3"
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Offense: Rape & Abuse of a Child (12/9/1992, 6/26/1996)(Offenses Committed in Falmouth)
  Indecent Assault & Battery--Child under 14 (12/9/1992) (Offense Committed in Falmouth)

Last updated: November 26, 2009

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Adam J. O'Brien

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 6 Sections 178C 178P, the individual who appears on this notification has been designated a Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Board has determined that this individual is at a high risk to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification.

Name: Adam J. O'Brien
Home Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Work Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Age: **/**/1981
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5'7"
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Red
Offenses: Indecent Assault & Battery--14 or older (11/29/2005) 3 counts (Offenses Committed in Falmouth)

Last updated: November 26, 2009

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Robert S. Pacheco

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 6 Sections 178C 178P, the individual who appears on this notification has been designated a Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Board has determined that this individual is at a high risk to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification.

Name: Robert S. Pacheco
Home Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Work Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Age: **/**/1953
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5'6"
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Gray / Black
Offenses: Rape and Abuse of a Child – 03/17/1994 (2 counts)
  Indecent Assault & Battery—Child Under 14 – 03/17/1994 (2 counts)
  Assault with Intent to Commit Rape – 10/06/1978 (2 counts)

Last updated: November 26, 2009

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Bruce Perry 

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 6 Sections 178C 178P, the individual who appears on this notification has been designated a Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Board has determined that this individual is at a high risk to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification.

Name: Bruce J. Perry
Home Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Work Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Age: **/**/1962
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5'11"
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown (Bald)
Offenses: Indecent Assault & Battery--Person Over 14 (5/28/98) 4 counts
  Indecent Assault & Battery--Person Over 14 (9/12/91)

Last updated: November 26, 2009

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Douglas Rose

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 6 Sections 178C 178P, the individual who appears on this notification has been designated a Level 3 Sex Offender by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Board has determined that this individual is at a high risk to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification.

Name: Douglas Rose
Home Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Work Address: MA Sex Offender Registry Board (detailed level 3 sex offender information)
Age: **/**/1981
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 6'1"
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Offenses: Rape and Abuse of a Child – 03/17/1994 (2 counts)

Last updated: November 26, 2009

Sex Offender Registry Law

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY INFORMATION SHALL NOT BE USED TO COMMIT A CRIME OR TO ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT OF AN OFFENDER. ANY PERSON WHO USES INFORMATION DISCLOSED PURSUANT TO M.G.L. C. 6, S. 178C 178P FOR SUCH PURPOSES SHALL BE PUNISHED BY NOT MORE THAN TWO AND ONE HALF (2 ˝) YEARS IN A HOUSE OF CORRECTION OR BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) OR BOTH (M.G.L. C. 6, § 178N). IN ADDITION, ANY PERSON WHO USES REGISTRY INFORMATION TO THREATEN TO COMMIT A CRIME MAY BE PUNISHED BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100. 00) OR BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN SIX (6) MONTHS (M. G.L. C. 2 75, § 4).

Myths and Facts About Sex Offenders

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