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Sec. 14. (a) As used in this section, “serious sex offender” means a person required to register as a sex offender under IC 11-8-8 who is:
(1) found to be a sexually violent predator under IC 35-38-1-7.5; or
(2) convicted of one (1) or more of the following offenses:
(A) Child molesting (IC 35-42-4-3).
(B) Child exploitation (IC 35-42-4-4(b) or IC 35-42-4-4(c)).
(C) Possession of child pornography (IC 35-42-4-4(d) or IC 35-42-4-4(e)).
(D) Vicarious sexual gratification (IC 35-42-4-5(a) and IC 35-42-4-5(b)).
(E) Performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor (IC 35-42-4-5(c)).
(F) Child solicitation (IC 35-42-4-6).
(G) Child seduction (IC 35-42-4-7).
(H) Sexual misconduct with a minor (IC 35-42-4-9).
(b) A serious sex offender who knowingly or intentionally enters school property commits unlawful entry by a serious sex offender, a Level 6 felony.
(c) It is a defense to a prosecution under subsection (b) that:
(1) a religious institution or house of worship is located on the school property; and
(2) the person:
(A) enters the school property or other entity described in IC 35-31.5-2-285(1)(A) through IC 35-31.5-2-285(1)(D) when classes, extracurricular activities, or any other school activities are not being held:
(i) for the sole purpose of attending worship services or receiving religious instruction; and
(ii) not earlier than thirty (30) minutes before the beginning of the worship services or religious instruction; and
(B) leaves the school property not later than thirty (30) minutes after the conclusion of the worship services or religious instruction.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-42-4-14 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-35-criminal-law-and-procedure/in-code-sect-35-42-4-14/
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