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Glossary

Terms that are used throughout the site are defined below.

Aggravated Sex Offender

57 O.S. § 584 provides that certain sex offenders are designated by the Department of Corrections as aggravated sex offenders. An aggravated sex offender is any offender who on or after November 1, 1999 is convicted or receives a suspended sentence or any probationary term for the crimes of Abuse or Neglect of Child/Child Beating (when sexual abuse or exploitation is involved), Incest, Forcible Sodomy, Rape in the First Degree, Rape in the Second Degree, Rape by Instrumentation, Lewd or Indecent Proposals or Acts to a Child Under 16, Sexual Battery of a Person Over 16, or any attempt to commit these crimes.

The designation as an aggravated sex offender is in addition to the registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act. The aggravated designation will be for the lifetime of the aggravated sex offender. The registration file of an offender designated as aggravated will be flagged to indicate such designation. After an offender is designated as aggravated, the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offender¿s residence will be notified by the Sex Offender Registry Unit.

Habitual Sex Offender

57 O.S. 584 provides that certain sex offenders be designated by the Department of Corrections as habitual sex offenders. A sex offender is considered habitual:

1. Upon their second conviction or suspended sentence or probationary term for any of the crimes subject to sex offender registration, or

2. Any person who has been convicted of or received a suspended sentence or any probationary term for any crime subject to sex offender registration and who enters this state after November 1, 1997, and who has been convicted of an additional crime or attempted crime which, if committed or attempted in this state, would be a crime or an attempt to commit a crime subject to sex offender registration. The designation as a habitual sex offender is in addition to the registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act. The habitual designation will be for the lifetime of the habitual sex offender. The registration file of an offender designated as habitual will be flagged to indicate such designation. After an offender is designated as habitual, the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offender's residence will be notified by the Sex Offender Registry Unit.