Recidivist sex offender defined.
A recidivist sex offender is a person who has
been convicted or adjudicated for more than one sex crime listed in § 22-24B-1, regardless of when
those convictions or adjudications occurred. However, no person is a recidivist sex offender unless
the person committed the second sex crime after having been convicted or adjudicated of a previous
sex crime. For purposes of this section, a conviction or adjudication includes a verdict or plea of
guilty; a verdict or plea of guilty but mentally ill; a plea of nolo contendere; a suspended imposition
of sentence granted under § 23A-27-13, regardless of whether it has been discharged; a deferred
prosecution agreement entered by a prosecutor; and a determination made in another state, federal
jurisdiction, or courts martial that is comparable to any of these events.