State police are advising Georgetown residents of a homeless sex offender living somewhere in the area.

Jarrett T. Bennefield, 33, was convicted in January 2010 of third-degree rape, according to the Delaware Central Sex Offender Registry.

Bennefield is not wanted for any crime. State law requires police to notify area residents when a known sex offender is living in their neighborhood. Law enforcement officials use the media to notify the entire community when a sex offender is listed as homeless.

Benefield is a black man, standing, 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is considered a Tier III, or high-risk sex offender.

Anyone with information that Bennefield is occupying a residence in the Dover area is asked to call 672-5306, or use the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available at Anonymous information also may be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers by calling (800) TIP-3333, online at, or by sending a text to 274637 (CRIMES) and starting the message with the keyword “DSP.”