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  • What do the "Tiers" mean regarding sex offender classifications?

    Tier I - These registrants have been convicted in Maryland of a crime listed below or convicted in another jurisdiction of a Tier I offense. These registrants register for 15 years.

    • 4th Degree Sex Offense - Criminal Law Article, § 3-308 or Art. 27 § 464C
    • Visual Surveillance with Prurient Intent- Criminal Law Article, § 3-902 or Art. 27 § 579B
    • Possession of Child Pornography - Criminal Law Article, § 11-208 or Art. 27 § 419B
    • Engaging in Illicit Conduct in Foreign Places - 18 USC § 2423(c)
    • Failure to File Factual Statement About an Alien Individual - 18 USC § 2424
    • Misleading Domain Names on the Internet - 18 USC § 2252B
    • Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet - 18 USC § 2252C
    • Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud or Coercion - 18 USC § 1591
    • Transmitting Information About a Minor to Further Criminal Sexual Conduct - USC § 2425
    • Travel w/Intent to Engage in Illicit Conduct -18 USC § 2423(b)

    Tier II - These registrants have been convicted in Maryland of a crime listed below or convicted in another jurisdiction of a Tier II offense. These registrants register for 25 years.

    • Abduction of a Child under16 for Prostitution - Criminal Law Article, § 11-305 or Art. 27 § 1       
    • Distribution of Child Pornography - Criminal Law Article, § 11-207or Art. 27 § 419A       
    • Hiring a Minor for a Prohibited Purpose - Criminal Law Article, § 11-209 or Art. 27 § 420
    • House of Prostitution - Criminal Law Article, § 11-306 or Art. 27 § 431 
    • Human Trafficking (Formerly Pandering) - Criminal Law Article, § 11-303 or Art. 27 § 428          
    • Sale of a Minor - Criminal Law Article, § 3-603 or Art. 27 § 35E
    • Sexual Conduct between a Correctional or DJS employee and an inmate or confined child Criminal Law Article, § 3-314 or Art. 27 § 464G                
    • 3rd Degree Sex Offense - (Statutory Offense) - Criminal Law Article, § 3-307(A)(4) or Art. 27 § 464B(4)  
    • 3rd Degree Sex Offense - (Statutory Offense) - Criminal Law Article, § 3-307(A)(5) or Art. 27 § 464B(5)
    • Sexual Solicitation of a Minor - Criminal Law Article, § 3-324
    • A registrant with two Tier I convictions must register in the Tier II category       

    Tier III - These registrants have been convicted in Maryland of a crime listed below or convicted in another jurisdiction of a Tier III offense. These registrants register for life.

    • Assault with Intent to Rape, or Sexually Abuse - Art. 27 § 12A
    • Child Kidnapping - Under the age of 12 or Abduction of a Child under 12 - Criminal Law Article, § 3-503 or Art. 27§§ 2, an 338
    • Continuing Course of Conduct with a Child - Criminal Law Article,  § 3-315       
    • False Imprisonment of a Minor - Common Law           
    • Forcible Sodomy - Criminal Law Article, § 3-321 or Art. 27 § 553         
    • Incest - Criminal Law Article, § 3-323 or Art. 27 § 335
    • Kidnapping - Criminal Law Article, § 3-502 or Art. 27 § 337     
    • Murder w/ intent to Rape, Sexually Offend, or Sexually Abuse a Minor - Criminal Law Article, § 2-201(a)(4)(viii), (x), or (xi) or Art. 27 § 410
    • 1st Degree Rape - Criminal Law Article, § 3-303 or Art. 27 § 462         
    • 2nd Degree Rape - Criminal Law Article, § 3-304 or Art. 27 § 463        
    • Sexual Abuse of a Minor - Criminal Law Article, § 3-602         
    • Sale of a Minor - Criminal Law Article, § 3-603 or Art. 27 § 35E           
    • 1st Degree Sex Offense - Criminal Law Article, § 3-305 or Art. 27 § 464           
    • 2nd Degree Sex Offense - Criminal Law Article, § 3-306 or Art. 27 § 464A        
    • 3rd Degree Sex Offense - (force, threat, weapon, aided and abetted) - Criminal Law Article, § 3-307(a)(1) or Art. 27 § 464B(a)(1)
    • 3rd Degree Sex Offense - (victim who is mentally defective or incapacitated, or physically incapacitated) - Criminal Law Article, § 3-307(a)(2) or Art. 27 § 464B(a)(2)   
    • 3rd Degree Sex Offense - Criminal Law Article, § 3-307(a)(3) or Art. 27 § 464B(a)(3)     
    • Sexual Conduct between a Correctional or DJS employee and an inmate or confined child - Criminal Law Article, § 3-314 or Art. 27 § 464G                                            
    • Forcible Unnatural or Perverted Practice - Criminal Law Article, § 3-322 or Art. 27 § 554
    • Attempted 1st Degree Rape - Criminal Law Article, § 3-309 or Art. 27 § 464F(b)           
    • Attempted 2nd Degree Rape - Criminal Law Article, § 3-310 or Art. 27 § 464F(a)          
    • Attempted 1st Degree Sex Offense - Criminal Law Article, § 3-311 or Art. 27 § 464F(b) 
    • Attempted 2nd Degree Sex Offense - Criminal Law Article, § 3-312 or Art. 27 § 464F(a)
    • A registrant with two Tier II convictions, or a Tier I and Tier II convictions, must register in the Tier III category    
    Created on 29/06/2012 in Sex Offender Questions