Oklahoma’s sex offenders law took effect on November 1, 1989. The law protects residents of Oklahoma by making sure that convicted sex offenders have no chance at reoffending.
Sex offenders in Oklahoma are not allowed to live near child care facilities like schools and daycares. They cannot have professional licenses, careers, or jobs that would endanger residents of the state.
Oklahoma sex offender’s law classifies sex offenders into three risk levels:
Level 1 sex offenders
Level 2 sex offenders
Level 3 sex offenders
The classification depends on the gravity of the offense committed. The law classifies 12 sex crimes under Level 3 offenses, three (3) sex crimes under Level 2 offenses and seven (7) sex crimes under Level 1 offenses.
Duration and requirements of registration vary with the different risk levels:
Level 1 offenders register every year for 15 years
Level 2 offenders register every 6 months for 25 years
Level 3 sex offenders register every 90 days for life
Sex offenders visiting or leaving the state must notify the law enforcement authorities on their plans. Level 3 sex offenders planning to travel may wear a GPS ankle monitor.
Sex offenders in Oklahoma are not allowed 2000 feet near a child care facility or school. Sex offenders with crimes against minors are not allowed to come within 500 feet near schools, parks, daycare or playgrounds.
A sex offender in Oklahoma is not allowed to live with another sex offender. A sex offender with crimes against a minor is not allowed to live with children unless the children are his or her own and were not involved in the crime.
Oklahoma Sex Offender registry manages information on sex offenders living in the state. The registry updates this information in real time. This ensures that residents of the state have access to accurate details on sex offenders in their neighborhood.
Child abuse (involving sexual abuse or sexual exploitation) - OKLA. STAT. tit. 10, § 7115 (West 2008).
Assaults with intent to commit a felony (if the offense involved sexual assault) - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 681 (West 2008).
Kidnapping (if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation) - OKLA. STAT. Tit. 21, § 741(West 2008).
Abuse by caretakers (if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation) - OKLA. STAT. Tit. 21, § 843.1 (West 2008).
Trafficking in children - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, §§ 865-869 (West 2008).
Incest - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 885 (West 2008).
Crime against nature - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 886 (West 2008).
Forcible sodomy - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 888 (West 2008).
Child stealing - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 891 (West 2008).
Indecent exposure--Indecent exhibitions--Obscene material or child pornography--Solicitation of minors - OKLA. STAT. Tit. 21, § 1021 (West 2008).
Procuring a minor for participation in pornography - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 1021.2 (West 2008).
Consenting, as a guardian, parent, or custodian, to the participation of a minor in child pornography -OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 1021.3 (West 2008).
Facilitating, encouraging, offering, or soliciting sexual conduct with a minor or person believed to be a minor - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 1040.13a (West 2008).
Procuring a minor under 18 for prostitution, lewdness, or other indecent acts - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 1087 (West 2008).
Inducing, keeping, detaining, or restraining a minor under 18 for purposes of prostitution - OKLA. STAT.tit. 21, § 1088 (West 2008).
Rape by instrumentation - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 1111.1 (West 2008).
First and second-degree rape - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 1114 (West 2008).
Lewd or indecent proposals or acts as to child under 16 or person believed to be under 16; sexual battery - OKLA. STAT. tit. 21, § 1123 (West 2008).
Convicted, or received a suspended sentence in any court of another state, a federal court, an Indian tribal court, or a military court for an offense or attempted offense that, if committed or attempted in Oklahoma, would constitute an offense or an attempt to commit an offense listed in above.
57 OKL. ST. ANN. § 584 (West 2008)
A. Any registration with the Department of Corrections required by the Sex Offenders Registration Act shall be in a form approved by the Department and shall include the following information about the person registering:
The name of the person and all aliases used or under which the person has been known;
A complete description of the person, including a photograph and fingerprints, and when requested by the Department of Corrections, such registrant shall submit to a blood or saliva test for purposes of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) profile. Submission to testing for individuals registering shall be within thirty (30) days of registration. Registrants who already have valid samples on file in the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) DNA Offender Database shall not be required to submit duplicate samples for testing;
The offenses listed in Section 582 of this title for which the person has been convicted or the person received a suspended sentence or any form of probation, where the offense was committed, where the person was convicted or received the suspended sentence or any form of probation, and the name under which the person was convicted or received the suspended sentence or probation;
The name and location of each hospital or penal institution to which the person was committed for each offense listed in Section 582 of this title;
Where the person previously resided, where the person currently resides, how long the person has resided there, how long the person expects to reside there, and how long the person expects to remain in the county and this state. The Department of Corrections shall conduct address verification of each registered sex offender as follows: on an annual basis if the numeric risk level of the person is one, or on a semiannual basis, if the numeric risk level of the person is two. May be photographed by the local law enforcement authority at that time.Provide a current address
The name and address of any school where the person expects to become or is enrolled or employed for any length of time;
A description of all occupants residing with the person registering, including, but not limited to, name, date of birth, gender, relation to the person registering, and how long the occupant has resided there; and
The numeric risk level of the person.
B. Conviction data and fingerprints shall be promptly transmitted at the time of registration to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) if the state has not previously sent the information at the time of conviction.
Community Notification and Websites
57 OKL. ST. ANN. § 584 (West 2008)
• The Department of Corrections shall maintain a file of all sex offender registrations.
• A copy of the information contained in the registration shall promptly be available to state, county and municipal
law enforcement agencies, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner of Health, and the National Sex Offender Registry maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
• The file shall promptly be made available for public inspection or copying under rules promulgated by the Department of Corrections and may be made available through Internet access.
• The Department of Corrections shall promptly provide all municipal police departments, all county sheriff departments, and all campus police departments a list of those sex offenders registered and living in their county.
The Superintendent of Public Instruction is authorized to copy and shall distribute information from the sex offender registry to school districts and individual public and private schools within the state.
The State Commissioner of Health is authorized to distribute information from the sex offender registry to any nursing home or long-term care facility.
Each local law enforcement agency shall make its sex offender registry available upon request, without restriction.
Limitations on Residency or Employment
57 OKL. ST. ANN. § 590 (West 2008)
A. Sex offenders may not establish residence within 2000 feet of any public or private school or educational institution. Sex offenders who lived within 2000 feet of a school before their sex offense conviction are not required to sell their homes or move.
57 OKL. ST. ANN. § 583 (West 2008)
D. When a person has been convicted or received probation within the State of Oklahoma, the person shall be required to register as follows:
1. For fifteen (15) years, if the numeric risk level of the person is one;
2. For a period of twenty-five (25) years, if the numeric risk level of the person is two; and
3. For life, if the numeric risk level of the person is three or the person has been classified as a habitual or aggravated sex offender.
The registration period shall… be maintained by such authority for at least ten (10) years from the date of the last registration. OKLA. STAT. tit 57, § 584 (West 2008)
Life for habitual sex offenders and aggravated sex offenders
With DOC within 10 days of release, 30 days of entering the state, 10 days of changing address; with local law enforcement within 7 days of release or entering the state, 3 days of a change of address
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