We have all heard about the teachers having inappropriate sexual relationships with students, various sexual assaults, predatory practices against children, rapes and other types of deviant sexual behavior. When those convicted of such crimes re-enter society they must be on the list of registered sex offenders.

Not that they haven't paid thier debt to society, but because of the nature of the crime we all need to be aware of them.

How close do you live to a registered sex offenders? Do you have kids? Do you worry about thier safety?

There are more than 11,000 registered sex offenders in ALEA's database, covering every county in the state.

You can find out who lives around you with ALEA's searchable website.

Searches can be done by address with a five or 10 mile radius, by name, by city or by county.