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Military Convictions Under SORNA

Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), specifically includes certain Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) convictions in its definition of "sex offense."

Department of Defense Instruction 1325.07 contains the specific list of UCMJ convictions that require registration under SORNA.1 Jurisdictions must ensure that all of the UCMJ convictions listed in DOD Instruction 1325.07 are included in their sex offender registration schemes.

In 2015, SORNA was amended to require the Department of Defense to submit information to the National Sex Offender Registry and the National Sex Offender Public Website about any person adjudged of a covered sex offense via courts-martial or released from a military corrections facility after being incarcerated for such an offense. The Department of Defense continues to work on developing a system to meet its responsibilities under these new provisions, which are found in 34 U.S.C. § 20931.

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Date Published: March 25, 2020