Indiana law defines a sex and violent offender as:
1. An individual who has been convicted of any of the following offenses :
Rape (IC 35-42-4-1)
Criminal Deviate Conduct (IC 35-42-4-2)
Child Molesting (IC 35-42-4-3)
Child Exploitation (IC 35-42-4-4b)
Vicarious Sexual Gratification (IC 35-42-4-5)
Child Solicitation (IC 35-42-4-6)
Child Seduction (IC 35-42-4-7)
Sexual Misconduct with a Minor as a Class A, B, or C felony (IC 35-42-4-9)
Incest (IC 35-46-1-3)
Sexual Battery (IC 35-42-4-8)
Kidnapping, if the victim is less than 18 (IC 35-42-3-2) or
Criminal Confinement, if the victim is less than 18 (IC 35-42-3-3)];
2. An individual who has been convicted of attempting to commit or conspiring to commit any of the above-listed offenses;
3. An individual who has been convicted of a crime, convicted of attempting to commit a crime, or convicted of conspiring to commit a crime under the laws of another state or in a military court that is substantially equivalent to any of the above-listed offenses; or
4. A child who is at least 14 years of age and is on probation or parole or is discharged from a facility by the department of correction, discharged from a secure private facility, or discharged from a juvenile detention facility as a result of being adjudicated as a delinquent child for an act that would be an offense listed above if committed by an adult and is found by a court to be likely to repeat an act that would be an offense listed above if committed by an adult.
The following sex and violent offenders are required to register with the sheriff’s department in the county where the offender intends to live, work or study for longer than seven (7) days. In Marion County, offenders must register with the Indianapolis Police Department.
- A sex and violent offender who spends or intends to spend at least seven (7) days (including part of a day) in Indiana during a 180 day period or an offender who owns real property in Indiana and returns to Indiana at any time,
- A sex and violent offender who works or carries on a vocation or intends to work or carry on a vocation in Indiana either full-time or part-time for more than 14 days in a row during any calendar year,
- A sex and violent offender who works or carries on a vocation or intends to work or carry on a vocation in Indiana either full-time or part-time for a total of more than 30 days whether or not they are in a row during any calendar year, and
- A sex and violent offender who is enrolled or intends to be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in any public or private educational institution in Indiana.
Information collected includes aliases, date of birth, physical description, social security number, drivers license number, conviction and sentence imposed if applicable. Department of Correction collects DNA samples.
To contact the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association regarding the Indiana Sheriffs’ Sex Offender Registry, please call (800) 622-4779.
To contact the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute regarding Indiana’s Sex and Violent Offender Directory, please call (317) 232-1232.
Offenders are required to register with the sheriffs’ department in each county where they intend to live, work or study. Maintained by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, the Indiana Sheriffs’ Sex Offender Registry (at http://www.indianasheriffs.org/default.asp) provides detailed information about registered individuals. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute maintains Indiana’s Sex and Violent Offender Directory, a list of individuals who have been convicted of a sex or violent offense.
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
A sex or violent offender who knowingly or intentionally fails to register commits a Class D Felony. The offense is a Class C Felony if the individual has a prior offense for failure to register.
According to Indiana Code 5-2-5-5, any person who misuses limited criminal history information commits a Class A misdemeanor.