Ohioans Can Now Search Sex Offender Database For Phone Numbers, Emails

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Parents will soon have a new way to protect children from sexual predators.

A new feature was unveiled to the state's Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification Database - known as E-SORN.

Residents can enter a phone number or e-mail address, and the site will let you if it belongs to an offender or not.

This allows parents to determine if a sex offender has been communicating with their children.

"If you stumble on your child's cell phone or e-mail and see a strange phone number or e-mail you don't recognize, under this new system, you can search it to see if it hits a registered sex offender in Ohio,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

You can also enter social media names or video game player names, according to the AG.

This reverse-look up tool is available on the Ohio Attorney General's web site or on any local sheriff's site.

10TV will have a special report Thursday night at 11PM on sex offenders found living near schools or daycares.