Category: Sex Offender Registration

  • Texas’s Non-Sex Sex Registration Offenses

    I started writing the list that follows just to wrap my head around the array of offenses that can result in sex offender registration in Texas (with more coming every legislative session). While I was writing it, though, (11)-(13) jumped out at me: unlawful restraint, kidnapping, and aggravated kidnapping are sex-offender-registration offenses if they are […]

  • Federal Sex Offender Registration

    Under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), a “sex offense” includes (among other things) any “criminal offense that has an element involving a sexual act or sexual contact with another.” 18 U.S.C. ยง 16911(5)(a). (Question: does “with another” modify “sexual act” or only “sexual contact”?) A “sex offender” is a person who was […]