What Crimes Require Registration as a Sex Offender in Illinois?

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The Illinois Sex Offender Registry website is an Internet database that lists individuals who have been convicted of certain sex offenses. The database lists the names, addresses, photographs, and physical descriptions of perpetrators. It also includes information about the specific crimes for which the offender has been convicted. This information is available to anyone with access to the Internet, including friends, family members, neighbors, and potential employers. If you have been accused of a violent or sex-related crime, you should speak to a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your future.

Types of Sexual Crimes

In some cases, a conviction is not needed for a criminal defendant to be required to register as a sex offender. A defendant may still be required to appear on the sex offender registry if he or she is found not guilty by reason of insanity, pleads no contest, takes a plea deal, and in other specific circumstances. Criminal offenses that require the offender to register as a sex offender include but are not limited to:

  • Indecent solicitation of a child

  • Sexual exploitation of a child

  • Soliciting or patronizing a juvenile prostitute

  • Keeping a place of juvenile prostitution

  • Child pornography

  • Criminal sexual assault

  • Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child

  • Criminal sexual abuse

  • Forcible detention of a person under 18 years old

  • Indecent solicitation of an adult

  • Public indecency for a third or subsequent conviction

  • Sexual misconduct with a person with a disability

  • Permitting sexual abuse of a child

  • Unlawful restraint or kidnapping of a person under age 18 who is not your child for sexual motivations

A person may also be required to register as a sex offender if he or she is convicted of attempting certain sex crimes. Depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime, a person may be listed as a sex offender for up to 10 years, or possibly the rest of his or her life.

Contact a St. Charles Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are convicted of a crime related to child pornography, juvenile prostitution, sexual abuse, or certain other violent or sex-related crimes, your personal information and photo will appear on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry. At the Law Office of Glenn M. Sowa, LLC, we understand that being forced to register as a sex offender can have life-long consequences. If you or someone you know has been accused of a sex crime or violent offense, contact an Illinois sex crime defense attorney from our firm right away so we can start building a strong defense against these serious charges. Call us today at 630-232-1780 and schedule a free, confidential consultation.