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Overview of Federal Laws About Sex Offenders

Federal Laws Related to Sex Offenders

In 1981, a 6 years old boy named Adam Walsh was kidnapped from a mall in Florida. His head was found in a canal two weeks later. The offender who carried out the crime was never apprehended even though there were suspects and a serial killer named Otis Toole was the prime suspect. In his memory, the US Government came out with a federal law for child safety. The law came into effect in 2006 and was called the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. The act mandated the registration of sex offenders, after categorizing them under three tiers.

Title 1 of this act contains another act that is SORNA or Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. This makes it compulsory for states to keep a track of sex offenders once they are released after completing their punishment. A sex offender registry is required to be maintained with the updated data of sex offenders that are classified based on the severity of the offense they committed.

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SORNA requirements

SORNA makes it a requirement for all states to register data of sex offenders in the national sex offender registry. The sex offenders are categorized under three tiers as follows:

  1. Tier III: Anyone who has committed an offense punishable for minimum one year and has committed abusive sexual contact or aggravated sexual abuse against a minor of 13 years or younger is in Tier III. A second offense committed by a Tier II offender will lead to a Tier III listing. Kidnapping of a minor who was alone at the time of kidnapping is also in this tier. The requirement of the law mandates registration for lifetime, meaning it is mandatory to update their data when they move.
  2. Tier II: Any offense punishable for at least one year or one that involves sex trafficking, transporting with intention to commit sexual offense, or abusive sexual contact with a minor 13 years or younger requires Tier II registration. Using a minor for a sexual performance, or soliciting a minor for prostitution, or creating and distributing child pornography all require Tier II registration. Registration requirement as per the law is for a period of 25 years.
  3. Tier I: All offenses that do not fall under any of the above two tiers would be covered under Tier I. The requirement is to register for 15 years post-release from prison. However, if they have a clean record and have attended a sexual offender treatment program, then the registration requirements will be revised to 10 years.

All offenders who come under any of these three tiers need to complete registration as per the requirements. Anyone who knowingly does not register or does not update their information, on change, is committing an offense. If convicted, the punishment can be imprisonment for up to 10 years in prison and a fine. If the offender commits any other violent crime during this time, imprisonment of up to 30 years can be the punishment, on conviction.

In case, the person who committed the offense was a minor 14 years or older than that, then registration is required only if the offense committed was under Tier III, or if the minor was convicted under the laws as an adult.

As of 2016, the number of registered sex offenders in the US was 859,500. Some reports suggest that 25% of all those registered are juveniles. Once register, the offender must periodically report to the local law enforcement agency and provide their details. The modalities of this depend on the requirements of the state laws.

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