2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:560.1 - Definitions

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:560.1 (2018)

§560.1. Definitions

For the purposes of this Chapter:

(1) "Child sexual predator" means a person who has been convicted of a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541 and who is likely to engage in additional sex offenses against children, because he has a mental abnormality or condition which can be verified by a physician or psychologist, or because he has a history of committing crimes, wrongs, or acts involving sexually assaultive behavior or acts which indicate a lustful disposition toward children, as determined by the court upon receipt and review of relevant information including the recommendation by the sex offender assessment panel as provided for by this Chapter.

(2) "Court" means the judicial district court where the offender was sentenced.

(3) "Judicial determination" means a decision by the court that an offender is or continues to be a child sexual predator or a sexually violent predator as provided for by this Chapter.

(4) "Mental abnormality" means a congenital or acquired condition of a person that affects the emotional or volitional capacity of the person in a manner that predisposes that person to the commission of criminal sexual acts to a degree that makes the person a menace to the health and safety of others. Nothing in this definition is intended to supersede or apply to the definitions found in R.S. 14:10 or 14 in reference to criminal intent or insanity.

(5) "Sexually violent predator" means an offender who has been convicted of a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541 and who has a mental abnormality or antisocial personality disorder that makes the offender likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses as determined by the court upon receipt and review of relevant information including the recommendation of the sex offender assessment panel as provided for by this Chapter.

Acts 2006, No. 186, §2, eff. June 2, 2006; Acts 2009, No. 205, §1.

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