SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE Hurricane Passes Sex Offender Ordinance
Reported by: Atish Baidya
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Feb. 10, 2012 11:30 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 10, 2012 11:35 AM EST
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, Putnam County
, West Virginia
The city of Hurricane passes a tough new ordinance targetting sex offenders.
Hurricane City Officials adopted an ordinance prohibiting registered sex offenders from being within 500 feet of child safety zones, which includes libraries, pools, movie theaters and bowling alleys. But they may be violating some of the person's constitutional rights.
Federal Courts ruled part of a similar law in New Mexico unconstitutional.
City leaders say they will rework the ordinance in light of the federal court ruling. City Council passed the bill because they had received several complaints of offenders loitering around parks and other public places watching children, sometimes with binoculars.
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