- a person who has been found guilty of one or more sex crimes.
Sometimes sex·u·al of·fend·er.
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Examples from the Web for sex offender
His sex-offender pedigree was real, though; Australian police have those certificates.The Sydney Astrologer Turned Islamic Radical
December 16, 2014
Sex-offender laws are designed to protect communities by helping police keep tabs on past offenders.Sex Offenders Aren’t All Monsters
May 7, 2013
Under the Commonwealth's Megan's Law, his name will automatically be added to Pennsylvania's sex-offender registry.Sandusky Guilty Verdict: What's Next for Jerry
June 23, 2012
He was due to get out in five, but needed to take a sex-offender class first, and it was overbooked.
He would also go on the sex-offender registry, which would list his home address and other personal information, for 25 years.