Police officers handed out fliers at the Extended Stay of America in Huntington Beach, California, to let visitors know about five registered sex offenders living at the hotel. According to the Orange County Register News, the flier lists the offenders names, photos and ages.
“Because of the high number of these paroled sex offenders residing in such close proximity, the … information is being furnished to inform and protect the community,” the flier, which was obtained by the newspaper, says. “The purpose of the release of this information is to allow the public to protect themselves and their children from sex offenders.”
According to reports, the five men have been accused of everything from lewd or lascivious acts with minors, to sexual battery and rape. The information was released under California’s Megan’s Law, which provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders in local communities. More information is available on the Megan’s Law website.