22-24B-19. Criteria for removal from registry as Tier I offender.
To be eligible for removal from the registry as a Tier I offender, the petitioner shall show, by clear and convincing evidence, that all of the following criteria have been met:
(1) At least five years have elapsed since the date the petitioner first registered pursuant to this chapter;
(2) The crime requiring registration was for:
(a) Statutory rape under subdivision 22-22-1(5), or an attempt to commit statutory rape under subdivision 22-22-1(5), but only if the petitioner was twenty-one years of age or younger at the time the offense was committed or attempted;
(b) A juvenile adjudication for a sex crime as defined in subdivision 22-24B-1(1);
(c) Sexual contact under § 22-22-7 if the victim was between the ages of thirteen and sixteen and the petitioner was at least three years older than the victim, but only if the petitioner was twenty-one years of age or younger at the time the offense was committed;
(d) Felony use or dissemination of visual recording or photographic device without consent under § 22-21-4; or
(e) An out-of-state, federal or court martial offense that is comparable to the elements of the crimes listed in (a), (b), or (c);
(3) The circumstances surrounding the crime requiring registration did not involve a child under the age of thirteen;
(4) The petitioner is not a recidivist sex offender;
(5) The petitioner has substantially complied in good faith with the registration and re-registration requirements imposed under chapter 22-24B; and
(6) Petitioner demonstrates to the satisfaction of the court that he or she does not pose a risk or danger to the community.
For purposes of this section, any period of time during which the petitioner was incarcerated or during which the petitioner was confined in a mental health facility does not count toward the five-year calculation, regardless of whether such incarceration or confinement was for the sex offense requiring registration or for some other offense.
Source: SL 2005, ch 120, § 422; SL 2010, ch 119, § 1; SL 2016, ch 127, § 1; SL 2020, ch 87, § 3.