In response to Megan’s Law, the Sex Offender Internet Registry Law, also known as Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), was enacted which requires certain sex offenders to register. This law was formed with the motive to create awareness of sex offenders by making their information public. Failure to register is a crime.
- A person who has been convicted, or found not guilty by reason of insanity for commission of a sex offense shall register as a sex offender.
- A person who fails to register as required under this act shall be guilty of a crime of the third degree.
- An individual who has been convicted of the following sex crime is required to register as a sex offender:
- Sexual conduct with a minor
- Sexual assault
- Sexual assault of spouse
- Molestation of a child or continuous sexual abuse of a child
- Infamous crimes against nature
- Lewd and lascivious acts
- Indecent exposure and public sexual indecency
- Taking a child for the purpose of prostitution
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Kidnapping, aggravated assault, murder, unlawful imprisonment, and burglary (when the offense includes evidence of sexual motivation)
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- Violation of Sex Offender Registration statutes
Penalty for Failure to Register as Sex Offender: Third Degree Crime
Failure to register as sex offender is a third degree crime. If convicted, then the offender is liable for 3 to 5 years imprisonment.
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