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21-6626. Aggravated habitual sex offender; sentence to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole. (a) An aggravated habitual sex offender shall be sentenced to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole. Such offender shall spend the remainder of the offender's natural life incarcerated and in the custody of the secretary of corrections. An offender who is sentenced to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole shall not be eligible for commutation of sentence, parole, probation, assignment to a community correctional services program, conditional release, postrelease supervision, functional incapacitation release pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3728, and amendments thereto, or suspension, modification or reduction of sentence.

(b) Upon sentencing a defendant to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole, the court shall commit the defendant to the custody of the secretary of corrections and the court shall state in the sentencing order of the judgment form or journal entry, whichever is delivered with the defendant to the correctional institution, that the defendant has been sentenced to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole.

(c) As used in this section:

(1) "Aggravated habitual sex offender" means a person who, on and after July 1, 2006: (A) Has been convicted in this state of a sexually violent crime, as described in subsection (c)(2)(A) through (c)(2)(J) or (c)(2)(L); and (B) prior to the conviction of the felony under subparagraph (A), has been convicted of two or more sexually violent crimes;

(2) "Sexually violent crime" means:

(A) Rape, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3502, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5503, and amendments thereto;

(B) indecent liberties with a child or aggravated indecent liberties with a child, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3503 or 21-3504, prior to their repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5506, and amendments thereto;

(C) criminal sodomy, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3505(a)(2) or (3), prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5504(a)(3) or (4), and amendments thereto;

(D) aggravated criminal sodomy, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3506, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5504, and amendments thereto;

(E) indecent solicitation of a child or aggravated indecent solicitation of a child, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3510 or 21-3511, prior to their repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5508, and amendments thereto;

(F) sexual exploitation of a child, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3516, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5510, and amendments thereto;

(G) aggravated sexual battery, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3518, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5505, and amendments thereto;

(H) aggravated incest, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3603, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5604, and amendments thereto;

(I) aggravated human trafficking, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3447, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5426(b), and amendments thereto, if committed in whole or in part for the purpose of the sexual gratification of the defendant or another;

(J) commercial sexual exploitation of a child, as defined in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-6422, and amendments thereto;

(K) internet trading in child pornography or aggravated internet trading in child pornography, as defined in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5514, and amendments thereto;

(L) any federal or other state conviction for a felony offense that under the laws of this state would be a sexually violent crime as defined in this section;

(M) an attempt, conspiracy or criminal solicitation, as defined in K.S.A. 21-3301, 21-3302 or 21-3303, prior to their repeal, or K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5301, 21-5302 or 21-5303, and amendments thereto, of a sexually violent crime as defined in this section; or

(N) any act which at the time of sentencing for the offense has been determined beyond a reasonable doubt to have been sexually motivated. As used in this subparagraph, "sexually motivated" means that one of the purposes for which the defendant committed the crime was for the purpose of the defendant's sexual gratification.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 266; L. 2011, ch. 91, § 37; L. 2013, ch. 120, § 20; L. 2014, ch. 114, § 5; L. 2017, ch. 78, § 16; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 2011, ch. 30, § 72, but that version was repealed by L. 2011, ch. 91, § 41.


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