Sec. 11. (a) As used in this section, and except as provided in subsection (d), “offender against children” means a person required to register as a sex or violent offender under IC 11-8-8 who has been: (1) found to be a sexually violent predator under IC 35-38-1-7.5; or
(2) convicted of one (1) or more of the following offenses: (A) Child molesting (IC 35-42-4-3).

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-42-4-11

  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • testify: Answer questions in court.
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5

(B) Child exploitation (IC 35-42-4-4(b) or IC 35-42-4-4(c)). (C) Child solicitation (IC 35-42-4-6).
(D) Child seduction (IC 35-42-4-7).
(E) Kidnapping (IC 35-42-3-2), if the victim is less than eighteen (18) years of age, and the person is not the child’s parent or guardian.
(F) Attempt to commit or conspiracy to commit an offense listed in clauses (A) through (E).
(G) An offense in another jurisdiction that is substantially similar to an offense described in clauses (A) through (F). A person is an offender against children by operation of law if the person meets the conditions described in subdivision (1) or (2) at any time.
(b) As used in this section, “reside” means to spend more than three (3) nights in:
(1) a residence; or
(2) if the person does not reside in a residence, a particular location; in any thirty (30) day period.
(c) An offender against children who knowingly or intentionally: (1) resides within one thousand (1,000) feet of:
(A) school property, not including property of an institution providing post-secondary education;
(B) a youth program center; or
(C) a public park; or
(2) establishes a residence within one (1) mile of the residence of the victim of the offender’s sex offense; commits a sex offender residency offense, a Level 6 felony.
(d) This subsection does not apply to an offender against children who has two (2) or more unrelated convictions for an offense described in subsection (a). A person who is an offender against children may petition the court to consider whether the person should no longer be considered an offender against children. The person may file a petition under this subsection not earlier than ten (10) years after the person is released from incarceration or parole, whichever occurs last (or, if the person is not incarcerated, not earlier than ten (10) years after the person is released from probation). A person may file a petition under this subsection not more than one (1) time per year. A court may dismiss a petition filed under this subsection or conduct a hearing to determine if the person should no longer be considered an offender against children. If the court conducts a hearing, the court shall appoint two (2) psychologists or psychiatrists who have expertise in criminal behavioral disorders to evaluate the person and testify at the hearing. After conducting the hearing and considering the testimony of the two (2) psychologists or psychiatrists, the court shall determine whether the person should no longer be considered an offender against children. If a court finds that the person should no longer be considered an offender against children, the court shall send notice to the department of correction that the person is no longer considered an offender against children. As added by P.L.6-2006, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.140-2006, SEC.32 and P.L.173-2006, SEC.32; P.L.216-2007, SEC.47; P.L.214-2013, SEC.39; P.L.158-2013, SEC.447; P.L.168-2014, SEC.72; P.L.13-2016, SEC.16.