Maine Revised Statutes

§257. Factors aiding in predicting high-risk sex offenders for sentencing purposes

1.    In assessing for sentencing purposes the risk of repeat offenses by a person convicted of a crime under chapter 11, a court shall treat each of the following factors, if present, as increasing that risk:
A. The victim of the crime is prepubescent; [1995, c. 429, §2 (NEW).]
B. The victim of the crime is the same gender as the offender; [1995, c. 429, §2 (NEW).]
C. The victim of the crime is a total stranger to the offender; and [1995, c. 429, §2 (NEW).]
D. The offender has been previously convicted of a crime under chapter 11 or previously convicted in another jurisdiction for conduct substantially similar to that contained in chapter 11. [2007, c. 476, §3 (AMD).]
A court may also utilize any other factor found by that court to increase the risk of repeat offenses by a person convicted of a crime under chapter 11.
[ 2007, c. 476, §3 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 429, §2 (NEW). 2007, c. 476, §3 (AMD). 2007, c. 476, §3 (AMD).