(Pursuant to South Carolina Code Ann. Paragraph 23-3-400 et seq.)
Aiken Technical College Public Safety presents the following information concerning campus safety and security as part of its continuing effort to maintain a safe academic and work environment for students, faculty and staff. This information is presented to the campus community with the knowledge that individual awareness is the best method to maintain a safe campus environment.
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) went into effect on October 27, 2002. The CSCPA is a federal law that was passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. Under this law, registered sex offenders must notify the state if they become employed, enroll as a student or volunteer at an institution of higher education.
Information on all registered adult sex offenders (age 17 and over) is provided on this site. Information also is provided on this site for registered sex offenders (age 16-12) committing the offenses listed below:
- Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree (paragraph 16-3-652)
- Criminal sexual conduct in the second degree (paragraph 16-3-653)
- Criminal sexual conduct with minors, first degree (paragraph 16-3-655 (1))
- Criminal sexual conduct with minors, second degree (paragraph 16-3-655(2) and (3))
- Engaging a child for sexual performance (paragraph 16-3-810)
- Producing, directing, or promoting sexual performance by a child (paragraph 16-3-820)
- Kidnapping (paragraph 16-3-910)
Requests for information on any other registered offenders under age 17 must be evaluated to determine whether the requestor qualifies for information on additional offenses for offenders under age 17 as victims of or witnesses to the offense, public or private schools, child day care centers, family day care centers, businesses or organizations that primarily serve children, women, or vulnerable adults, or whether the offender, if age 11 or under, has a prior conviction or adjudication of delinquent. Completing this evaluation requires the requestor to complete and furnish a written request on a specified form to the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) or a sheriffs office. A copy of this form may be obtained online at www.SLED.SC.gov. This form may be mailed or faxed to the Sex Offender Registry at the address/fax provided on the website.
Registered sex offenders are individuals who are convicted of committing sexually violent crimes or sexual crimes against minors. Although convicted sex offenders have been required to register with the sheriff's departments in their home counties for a number of years, this new legislation creates specific stipulations for those individuals who are members of a college or university community. Under the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, when convicted sex offenders register with a sheriff's office, they must also notify them if they are enrolled or employed at an institution of higher education. This information must then be shared with campus law enforcement.
The information presented is designed to meet the guidelines of the College and University Security Information Act of 1989 and the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1999. Information concerning campus crime rates and crime statistics can be obtained from the ATC web page or in person at the ATC Security Building 650.
To view information on any subject listed, go to the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry listed below.
South Carolina Sex Offender Registry
The South Carolina Sex Offender Registry allows you to search the state registry for offenders by name, city, county or zip code.