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What is a Sexually Violent Predator?

Learn more about a sexually violent predator in Denver.

A person who is classified as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) in Denver, Arapahoe or Douglas County can never stop registering as a sex offender. An SVP is a sex offender who:

  • Is eighteen years old or older at the time the sexual offense was committed, or who is younger than eighteen, but has been tried as an adult.
  • Has been convicted of one of the offenses listed below (or of the attempt, solicitation or conspiracy to commit).
  • Whose victim was a stranger.
  • Whose victim was a person with whom the offender established, or promoted a relationship with the primary purpose of victimizing them sexually.
  • Who is likely to commit a subsequent sex offense (listed below) as established after a risk assessment developed by the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB).

List of Qualifying Sexual Offenses:

Sexually Violent Predator Risk Assessment

If a person is convicted of one of the crimes listed above, they will required to undergo the sexually violent predator risk assessment as overseen by mental health evaluator with the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB). Based on the findings of the assessment, the court will enter an order about whether the defendant is an SVP.

Registration as a Sex Offender

If it is found that a person is an SVP, they will be required to register as a sex offender. Because of their label (SVP), the defendant will be required to register for the remainder of his life, without the possibility of deregistration as a sex offender.

Community Notification

When a sexually violent predator moves into a neighborhood in Adams, Broomfield or Jefferson County, they must notify the local law enforcement. Police and the sheriff will then notify the people living in the area that an SVP is moving into the area, and often a neighborhood meeting is called to discuss the issue.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a sex offense and could be labeled as a sexually violent predator – your life is on the line. Be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O’Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.

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