Sex Offender Classification

 

On January 1, 2008 Senate Bill 10 modified the current sex offender registration requirements.  All offenders are now classified under a new "Tier" level, based upon the crime committed.

 

Tier I Sex Offender: 

An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier I sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of a sexually oriented offense; but has not been classified as either a Tier II or Tier III sex offender.  Tier I sex offenders must register, once a year for 15 years, with the Sheriff of the County in which the offender lives, works and attends school.  Whenever the registered sex offender changes residence (Tier I - juvenile offenders must register for 10 years).

 

Tier II Sex Offender:

An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier II sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of one or more sexually oriented offense(s).  Tier II sex offenders must register, every six months for 25 years with the Sheriff of the County in which the offender lives, works and attends school.  Whenever the registered sex offender changes residence (Tier II - juvenile offenders must register for 20 years).

 

Tier III Sex Offender:

An adult or juvenile  classified as a Tier III sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of a very serious or violent sexually oriented offense and determined likely in the future to commit sexually oriented offense(s).  Tier III sex offender must register, every 90 days for life, with the Sheriff of the County in which the offender lives, works and attends school.  Whenever a Tier III registered sex offender notifies the Sheriff of a change of residence, neighbors and other community entities, such as schools, day care centers, etc. are notified by the Sheriff.  Juveniles, unless ordered by the court are not subject to public notification (Tier III juvenile offenders - must register for life).

 

Tier Levels for Sexually Oriented Offenses (offense descriptions)

Tier Levels for Child Victim Oriented Offenses (offense descriptions)