Sexual Predator is defined as a person who has been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to,
committing a sexually oriented offense and who is likely in the future to commit
additional sexually oriented offenses. Offenders can be classified as sexual predators in
one of the following ways:
1. The offender is convicted of a sexually violent offense with a sexually violent
predator specification, or
2. The sentencing court, after holding a sexual predator hearing pursuant to O.R.C.
2950.09, determines that the offender is a sexual predator.
Offenders designated as sexual predators are subject to registration/verification
requirements for life unless a judge modifies or terminates the sexual predator
designation. Sexual predators are subject to the neighbor/community notification
provisions and the reporting requirements at 90-day intervals.
Habitual Sex Offender is defined as a person who has been convicted of, or pleaded guilty
to, committing a sexually oriented offense, and who previously has been convicted of or
pleaded guilty to one or more sexually oriented offenses.
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|Offenders designated as habitual sex offenders are
subject to registration/verification requirements annually for a period of 20 years after
release. A sentencing judge may determine that a habitual sex offender is subject to
Sexually Oriented Offender is a person who has been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to,
committing a sexually oriented offense, but who has not been designated as a sexual
predator or habitual sex offender.
Sexually oriented offenders are subject to the registration/verification requirements
annually for a period of 10 years after release. These offenders are not subject to