(a) Maximum Term of Imprisonment.–The maximum term of imprisonment for a violation of this chapter after a prior sex offense conviction shall be twice the term otherwise provided by this chapter, unless section 3559(e) applies.

Terms Used In 18 USC 2247

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.

(b) Prior Sex Offense Conviction Defined.–In this section, the term “prior sex offense conviction” has the meaning given that term in section 2426(b).