Tier II Sex Offender Law and Legal Definition

The term tier II sex offender means, “a sex offender other than a tier III 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, when committed against a minor, or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such an offense against a minor: (i) sex trafficking (as described in section 1591 of title 18, United States Code [18 USCS § 1591]); (ii) coercion and enticement (as described in section 2422(b) of title 18, United States Code [18 USCS § 2422(b)]); (iii) transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (as described in section 2423(a)) of title 18, United States Code [18 USCS § 2423(a)]; (iv) abusive sexual contact (as described in section 2244 of title 18, United States Code [18 USCS § 2244]); (B) involves— (i) use of a minor in a sexual performance; (ii) solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution; or (iii) production or distribution of child pornography; or (C) occurs after the offender becomes a tier I sex offender.” (42 USCS § 16911)