Arkansas Sexual Predator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION

Sex offenders are required to register in Arkansas. Details on the Sex Offender Registration Act of 1997 can be found in Arkansas Code Annotated §12-12-901 — 12-12-920.

WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER?

sex-offenders-faq-arkansasAny individual who is convicted of certain sex offenses and offenses against children.

Any individual who was incarcerated, on probation or parole, or serving any other form of community supervision as the result of an adjudication of guilt for the listed offenses as of this Act’s effective date.

Any person who is acquitted on the grounds of mental disease or defect for the listed offenses.

Any person who was required to register under the Habitual Child Sex Offender Registration Act, Arkansas Code Annotated §12-12-901.

A sex offender moving to or returning to this state from another jurisdiction shall register with the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction within 3 business days of establishing residency.

FAILURE TO REGISTER

A person who fails to register, who fails to report changes of address or fails to comply with assessment as required, shall be guilty of a Class C felony.

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS ON THE WEB

All registered sex offenders in the State of Arkansas are required to submit to assessment by the Sex Offender Screening & Risk Assessment Program coordinated by the Arkansas Department of Correction. Each offender is assigned a risk level based on the results of the assessment. Offenders failing to submit to assessment are assigned default Risk Level 3.

Arkansas Code Annotated §12-12-913 (j)(1)(A), mandates that information on registered sex offenders determined to pose the highest level of risk to the public (Level 3 and Level 4), must be available on the Arkansas state website by January 1, 2004. Recent changes in the law have added public access to information regarding Level 2 offenders who were 18 or older and the victim was 14 or younger at the time of the offense.

Based on information obtained from the risk assessment process, offenders are assigned the following levels: Level 1: Low Risk; Level 2: Moderate Risk; Level 3: High Risk; Level 4: Sexually Violent Predator.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, contact Paula Stitz, Sex Offender Registry Manager, at 501-682-2222 orpstitz@acic.arkansas.gov.

 

OFFENSES

A.C.A. 12-12-903  defines the offenses that require registration. Some of the following offenses may seem repetitious, however they are provided as a complete listing as specified by law.

  1. Rape – A.C.A. 5-14-103
  2. Carnal abuse in the first degree – A.C.A. 5-14-104
  3. Carnal abuse in the second degree – A.C.A. 5-14-105
  4. Carnal abuse in the third degree – A.C.A. 5-14-106
  5. Sexual misconduct – A.C.A. 5-14-107
  6. Sexual abuse in the first degree – A.C.A. 5-14-108
  7. Sexual abuse in the second degree – A.C.A. 5-14-109
  8. Sexual solicitation of a child – A.C.A. 5-14-110
  9. Violation of a minor in the first degree – A.C.A. 5-14-120
  10. Violation of a minor in the second degree – A.C.A. 5-14-121
  11. Incest – A.C.A. 5-26-202
  12. Engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in visual or print medium – 5-27-303
  13. Transportation of minors for prohibited sexual conduct – A.C.A. 5-27-305
  14. Employing or consenting to use of child in sexual performance – A.C.A. 5-27-402
  15. Producing, directing or promoting sexual performance – A.C.A. 5-27-403
  16. Promoting prostitution in the first degree A.C.A. 5-70-104
  17. Stalking – A.C.A. 5-71-229
  18. An attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to commit any of the offenses listed as #1 through #17.
  19. An adjudication of guilt for an offense of the law of another state, for a federal offense, or for military offense, which is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses enumerated as #1 through #17.
  20. A violation of any former law of this state that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses enumerated as #1 through #17.
  21. Kidnapping pursuant to A.C.A. 5-11-102(a)(4) when the victim is a minor and the offender is not the parent of the victim.
  22. False imprisonment in the first degree pursuant to A.C.A. 5-11-103 when the victim is a minor and the offender is not the parent of the victim.
  23. Permanent detention or restraint pursuant to A.C.A. 5-11-106 when the victim is a minor and the offender is not the parent of the victim.
  24. Any sex offense when the victim is a minor.
  25. An attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to commit any of the offenses enumerated as #21 through #24.
  26. An adjudication of guilt for an offense of the law of another state, for a federal offense, or for a military offense, which is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses enumerated as #21 through #24.
  27. A violation of any former law of this state that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses enumerated as #21 through #24.