By Liz Taurasi
There are seven Level 3 sex offenders and 20 Level 2 sex offenders living and working in Charlestown, according to the state Sex Offender Registry Board website.
Massachusetts has three classification levels for sex offenders with Level 3 for the most severe offenders who are most likely to recommit sex-related crimes. The names of Level 3 sex offenders are readily available from the police and they are listed in different public places.
Level 2 sex offenders have a moderate chance to reoffend. Residents can get the names of Level 2 sex offenders in their neighborhood by going to the police station and requesting that information. A state law that took effect last year will allow people the ability to search for newly classified Level 2 offenders just like Level 3 offenders.
Level 1 sex offenders have a low risk of reoffending. The names of Level 1 offenders are not available to the public.