Tier III Sex Offender Law & Legal Definition


The term tier III sex offender means, “a sex offender whose offense is punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year and--(A) is comparable to or more severe than the following offenses, or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such an offense: (i) aggravated sexual abuse or sexual abuse (as described in sections 2241 and 2242 of Title 18); or (ii) abusive sexual contact (as described in section 2244 of Title 18) against a minor who has not attained the age of 13 years; (B) involves kidnapping of a minor (unless committed by a parent or guardian); or (C) occurs after the offender becomes a tier II sex offender.” United States v. Lowry, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 3624 (8th Cir. Ark. Feb. 23, 2010)