If you live in Ohio and a sex offender moves into your area, you may be notified.
A law passed by the Ohio Supreme Court in 2003 says the public should be informed about sex offenders in their area.
Wednesday, the court ruled that this law applies to all sex offenders, and not just those who registered after the law was passed.
"I think it is imperative in my position as sheriff to notify the public where we have sex offenders, where they're located, what they look like," Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said.
There are several ways people are notified when a sex offender moves into the area.
You might receive a phone call or a letter in the mail, or you can contact the sheriff's office to be put on an e-mail list.