Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 557.051. Person found guilty of sexual offense, treatment program required--persons providing assessment or recommendation to attend program, prohibited relation to person with financial interest in program, violation, penalty, exception

1. A person who has been found guilty of an offense under chapter 566, or any sex offense involving a child under chapter   1 568 or 573, and who is granted a suspended imposition or execution of sentence or placed under the supervision of the board of probation and parole shall be required to participate in and successfully complete a program of treatment, education and rehabilitation designed for perpetrators of sexual offenses.  Persons required to attend a program under this section shall be required to follow all directives of the treatment program provider, and may be charged a reasonable fee to cover the costs of such program.

2. A person who provides assessment services or who makes a report, finding, or recommendation for any offender to attend any counseling or program of treatment, education or rehabilitation as a condition or requirement of probation following a finding of guilt for an offense under chapter 566, or any sex offense involving a child under chapter   1 568 or 573, shall not be related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person who has a financial interest, whether direct or indirect, in the counseling or program of treatment, education or rehabilitation or any financial interest, whether direct or indirect, in any private entity which provides the counseling or program of treatment, education or rehabilitation.  A person who violates this subsection shall thereafter:

(1) Immediately remit to the state of Missouri any financial income gained as a direct or indirect result of the action constituting the violation;

(2) Be prohibited from providing assessment or counseling services or any program of treatment, education or rehabilitation to, for, on behalf of, at the direction of, or in contract with the state board of probation and parole or any office thereof;  and

(3) Be prohibited from having any financial interest, whether direct or indirect, in any private entity which provides assessment or counseling services or any program of treatment, education or rehabilitation to, for, on behalf of, at the direction of, or in contract with the state board of probation and parole or any office thereof.

3. The provisions of subsection 2 of this section shall not apply when the department of corrections has identified only one qualified service provider within reasonably accessible distance from the offender or when the only providers available within a reasonable distance are related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person who has a financial interest in the service provider.

1 Revisor's note:  Word “chapters” appears in original rolls.

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