Lifetime Sex Offender Registration in Minnesota

Individuals Subject to Lifetime Registration

Lifetime registration is required for three categories of individuals.

Recidivists

This category includes a person convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for any offense for which registration is required who has a prior conviction or adjudication for an offense where registration was or would have been required under the law. For the purpose of determining whether the person is a recidivist, the law includes an offense of another state or a federal offense similar to the offenses for which registration is required under Minnesota law.

Individuals Who Commit Aggravated Offenses

This category includes a person who commits a sexual act, including, but not limited to penetration, with a victim of any age through the use of force or the threat of serious violence and a person who commits a sexual act, including but not limited to penetration, with a victim under the age of 13, regardless of whether the offense is committed under Minnesota law, federal law, or the law of some other state. This registration requirement applies only to adults, juveniles who have been certified as adult, extended jurisdiction juveniles, and juveniles who cause the death of a victim while committing certain criminal sexual conduct offenses.

Sexual Predators

This category includes a person who is required to register following commitment as a sexual psychopathic personality or sexually dangerous person under Minnesota law or a similar law of another state or the United States.

Minn. Stat. § 243.166, subd. 6, para. (d).


CREDIT: The content of this and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders: Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws, written by Legislative Analyst Jeffrey Diebel.

This post is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws Regarding Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders.