The study aimed to examine sex offender characteristics associated with a decision to confess. Based on the analysis of 624 sex offenders, the findings showed that, depending on the type of sex offender, different characteristics are associated with their likelihood of confessing during the police interrogation. Moreover, distinguishing between those who fully confess and those who only confess partially yielded mixed findings. Finally, the results showed that confession was not static and that offender characteristics were associated with a decision to confess once admitted to the prison. The findings are discussed in light of the implications for interrogation strategies. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.