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What is the difference between a sexual offender and a predator?

According to Kansas Statutes, a sexual offender is a person convicted of (or who has pled no contest or guilty to)  a sex offense involving a minor and/or a sexually violent crime.  Offenses include, but are not limited to, rape, sexual battery, child pornography and indecent liberties with a child.  Consult the Kansas Statute 22-4902 for a complete listing of offenses.

A predator designation requires that a person be convicted of a first-degree felony sex crime or two second-degree felony sex crimes (with offenses, convictions or release from court sanctions occurring within 10 years) and which occurred after October 1, 1993. In addition, the court must issue a written order finding for predator status.

Sheriff Ken McGovern

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19.02.2019