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  632.480.  Definitions. — As used in sections 632.480 to 632.513, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Agency with jurisdiction", the department of corrections or the department of mental health;

  (2)  "Mental abnormality", a congenital or acquired condition affecting the emotional or volitional capacity which predisposes the person to commit sexually violent offenses in a degree constituting such person a menace to the health and safety of others;

  (3)  "Predatory", acts directed towards individuals, including family members, for the primary purpose of victimization;

  (4)  "Sexually violent offense", the felonies of rape in the first degree, forcible rape, rape, statutory rape in the first degree, sodomy in the first degree, forcible sodomy, sodomy, statutory sodomy in the first degree, or an attempt to commit any of the preceding crimes, or child molestation in the first, second, third, or fourth degree, sexual abuse, sexual abuse in the first degree, rape in the second degree, sexual assault, sexual assault in the first degree, sodomy in the second degree, deviate sexual assault, deviate sexual assault in the first degree, or the act of abuse of a child involving either sexual contact, a prohibited sexual act, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation of a minor, or any felony offense that contains elements substantially similar to the offenses listed above;

  (5)  "Sexually violent predator", any person who suffers from a mental abnormality which makes the person more likely than not to engage in predatory acts of sexual violence if not confined in a secure facility and who:

  (a)  Has pled guilty or been found guilty in this state or any other jurisdiction, or been found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect pursuant to section 552.030, of a sexually violent offense; or

  (b)  Has been committed as a criminal sexual psychopath pursuant to section 632.475 and statutes in effect before August 13, 1980.


(L. 1998 H.B. 1405, et al. § 1, A.L. 2001 S.B. 267, A.L. 2013 H.B. 215 merged with S.B. 188, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491 merged with S.B. 621)

Effective 1-01-17

(2015) Amendment to definition of sexually violent offense in 2013 was clearly intended to apply retroactively and thus is not unconstitutional under Article I, Section 10.  In Matter of the Care & Treatment of Murphy, 477 S.W.3d 77 (Mo.App.E.D.).

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