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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 072 : Sexual Assault

Subchapter 002 : Sentencing, Treatment, and Supervision

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 3271)
  • § 3271. Indeterminate life sentence

    (a) A person who commits one of the following offenses shall be sentenced under this section:

    (1) Lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, second or subsequent offense, in violation of subdivision 2602(b)(2) of this title.

    (2) Sexual assault in violation of subsection 3252(a), (b), (d), or (e) of this title.

    (3) Aggravated sexual assault in violation of section 3253 of this title.

    (4) Violation of sex offender registry requirements by noncompliant high-risk sex offenders, in violation of subsection 5411d(g) of this title.

    (b) If a person is sentenced under this section, the person’s maximum sentence shall be imprisonment for life.

    (c) If a person sentenced under this section receives a sentence that is wholly or partially suspended, sex offender conditions and treatment shall be a condition of the person’s probation agreement.

    (d) If a person sentenced under this section receives a sentence for an unsuspended term of incarceration, the person shall not be released until the person successfully completes all sex offender treatment and programming required by the Department of Corrections, unless the Department determines that the person poses a sufficiently low risk of reoffense to protect the community or that a program can be implemented which adequately supervises the person and addresses any risk the person may pose to the community. (Added 2005, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; amended 2007, No. 77, § 11.)