18 U.S.C. § 2426 - Repeat offenders

Cite as18 U.S.C. § 2426

(a) MAXIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT.-The maximum term of imprisonment for a violation of this chapter after a prior sex offense conviction shall be 3 times the term of imprisonment otherwise provided by this chapter, unless section 3559(e) applies.

(b) DEFINITIONS.-In this section-

(1) the term "prior sex offense conviction" means a conviction for an offense-

(A) under this chapter, chapter 109A, chapter 110, or section 1591; or

(B) under State law for an offense consisting of conduct that would have been an offense under a chapter referred to in subparagraph (A) if the conduct had occurred within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States; and

(2) the term "State" means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.

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