In some states public urination, having sex on a beach, In looking at various types of offenses, an example of a digital obscenity offense is child pornography.In the modern world of technology, many jurisdictions are reforming their laws to prevent the over-prosecution of sex offenders and focusing on crimes involving a victim.
Sex offenders were about four times more likely than non-sex offenders to be arrested for another sex crime after their discharge from prison (5.3 percent of sex offenders, versus 1.3 percent of non-sex offenders).
An estimated 24 percent of those serving time for rape and 19 percent of those serving time for sexual assault had been on probation (or parole) at the time of the offense for which they were in state prison in 1991. An estimated 3.3 percent of these 4,300 were rearrested for another sex crime against a child within 3 years of release from prison.
Guided by the 2007 Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, sex offenders must avoid of such areas as schools, bus stops, gyms, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, swimming pools, libraries, nursing homes, and places of worship by 500 to 2,500 feet (150 to 760 m).
However, residence stipulations vary from state to state.
Child molesters were, on average, five years older than violent offenders who committed their crimes against adults.
Nearly 25 percent of child molesters were age 40 or older, but about 10 percent of inmates with adult victims were in that age group.
The highest-level offenders generally must register for their entire lives; low-level offenders may only need to register for a period of time.
The level of recidivism in sexual offenders is lower than is commonly believed.
In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions (including housing).
Those on parole (or probation) may be subject to restrictions not applicable to other parolees or probationers.
Of released sex offenders who allegedly committed another sex crime, 40 percent perpetrated the new offense within a year or less from their prison discharge.