2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 7 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 19 - Criminal History Records
Article 3 - Sex Offender Registration
Section 7-19-308 - Harboring a Sex Offender; Penalties; Exceptions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 7-19-308 (2019)

7-19-308. Harboring a sex offender; penalties; exceptions.

(a) A person is guilty of the crime of harboring, assisting, concealing, or withholding information about, a sex offender, if the person has knowledge that a sex offender is required to register under W.S. 7-19-302 and the person:

(i) Assists the sex offender in eluding a law enforcement agency that is seeking to question the sex offender about, or to arrest the sex offender for, his noncompliance with the requirements of W.S. 7-19-302 or any other law prohibiting a sexual offense, child abuse or kidnapping;

(ii) Withholds information, including but not limited to the location of the sex offender, from, or fails to notify, the law enforcement agency about the sex offender's noncompliance with the requirements of W.S. 7-19-302 or any other law prohibiting a sexual offense, child abuse or kidnapping and commits an affirmative act in furtherance of paragraph (a)(i), (iii) or (iv) of this section;

(iii) Harbors, or attempts to harbor, or assists another person in harboring or attempting to harbor, the sex offender;

(iv) Conceals or attempts to conceal, or assists another person in concealing or attempting to conceal, the sex offender; or

(v) Provides information to the law enforcement agency regarding the sex offender which the person knows to be false.

(b) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply if the sex offender is incarcerated in a local, state or federal detention or correctional facility, or is in the custody of a law enforcement agency.

(c) A violation of subsection (a) of this section shall be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both.

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