What’s important to know about sex crimes in Delaware?

  • In Delaware, the penalties associated with any type of sex crime are very serious
  • Any conviction for a sexual offence requires the offender to be placed on the Sex Offender Registry
  • Even seemingly minor offences such as inappropriate touching and sexual harassment could result in placement on the registry for 15 years
  • Rape or any serious unlawful sexual contact will require placement on the registry, potentially for life
  • This can affect employment or any kind of job placement
  • Any deviation from reporting requirements for the sex offender registry means an additional felony and potentially a jail term.