On Thursday, September 13th, the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office will host a public meeting to notify residents about a currently registered sex offender that has been reclassified as a sexually violent predator. Due to a change in state law, New York authorities recently contacted the Sex Offender Management Board in Colorado to share information about the reclassification. The SVP, Bruce Wayne Goodrich (dob 02-26-69), was released from the New York Department of Corrections in 1995 after serving a 15 month sentence for Sexual Abuse 1st Degree. Goodrich has been living in Colorado for several years and in Jefferson County for several months, with no associated problems.
Goodrich is currently living at 26132 South End Road in Kitteridge. During his residency in unincorporated Jefferson County he has consistently registered as a sex offender and will be required to re-register every 90 days.
The purpose of the community meeting is to educate the public and enhance public safety. The meeting will be held at Parmalee Elementary School at 4460 South Parmalee Gulch in Indian Hills, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Due to the content of the information that will be presented, it is not advisable to bring children to the meeting. Children under age 15 unaccompanied by an adult will not be permitted to attend the meeting.
The Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live. Unless court restrictions exist, sex offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose. Sex offenders are required by law to notify law enforcement of their residence, and law enforcement is authorized to share that information with members of the affected communities. In the case of sexually violent predators, law enforcement must actively notify citizens.
More information, including Goodrich?s photo, is available on our Web site: www.jeffcosheriff.com.
Higher-resolution photo here.