Sex Offender Faces New Charge

Posted: January 30, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A Level 4 sex offender was arrested Monday in connection with sexually assaulting a woman.

At A Glance

The Levels

Level 1: Low Risk

Usually these are individuals with no prior history of sexual acting out, and no strong antisocial tendencies, sexual compulsions or psychological factors impairing judgment.

Level 2: Moderate Risk

Usually these are individuals with limited or circumscribed prior history of sexual acting out, possess some antisocial personality characteristics, predatory tendencies or deviant sexual interest or behavior patterns that increase the general level of risk these offenders pose. They may have mild or well-controlled mental disorders, and/or developmental disabilities.

Level 3: High Risk

These individuals usually have histories of repeat sexual offending, and/or strong antisocial, violent or predatory personality characteristics. Sexual compulsions are likely to be present, but may be kept under control when relapse prevention plans are followed and treatment is continued. The offense patterns of these individuals reflect a relatively high probability of reoffense and/or a risk of substantial injury to victims should reoffense occur.

Level 4: Sexually Violent Predator

These are individuals with impaired judgment or control who have sexual or violent compulsions they lack the ability to control. This may be because of pedophilia or other disorder of sexual attraction, mental illness or personality disorder that distorts thinking, interferes with behavioral control, and predisposes the person to acts of predatory sexual violence.

Source: Arkansas Crime Information Center

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