One of the most damaging crimes a person can be charged with is a sex crime. Because of their violent nature, sex crimes are taken very seriously, as are their allegations. In some instances, you can be forced to register as a sex offender in Illinois for the rest of your life. The sex offender registry is a state-wide system that contains information about sex offenders, such as where they live if they are compliant with registration requirements, their convictions, and photos of them.
Offenses Requiring Sex Offender Registration
According to the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act, registration is required when a person is convicted or adjudicated for crimes such as:
- Indecent solicitation of a child;
- Sexual exploitation of a child;
- Charges involving juvenile prostitution or juvenile pimping;
- Child pornography or aggravated child pornography;
- Sexual assault or abuse, or aggravated sexual assault or abuse;
- Predatory sexual assault of a child;
- Ritualized abuse of a child;
- Forcible detention, if the victim is under age 18;
- Indecent solicitation of an adult;
- Soliciting for a prostitute, pandering, patronizing or pimping, if the victim is under age 18;
- A third or subsequent conviction of public indecency;
- Custodial sexual misconduct;
- Sexual misconduct with a person with a disability;
- Permitting sexual abuse of a child; or
- Sexually-motivated kidnapping or abduction, or sexually-motivated aggravated kidnapping, if the victim is under age 18.
In order for you to be required to register as a sex offender, you must also have been:...