Registered sex offenders in Ohio are required by law to register their home address, work address, and vehicle information with their local sheriff's office to be publicly accessible through the eSORN database. Each of Ohio's 88 county sheriff offices input the information into the system. Supplemental information, such as phone numbers, email addresses, screen names, and handles are also required, but are not public.
The reverse lookup feature allows members of the public to input phone numbers, email addresses and internet names into the eSORN database and an alert will be displayed if the information is associated with a registered sex offender.
While the reverse lookup feature will not publicly identify the offender who registered the information, it will direct the individual to immediately contact the local sheriff's office or the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). Each sheriff's office will decide the next step.