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Friday, April 08, 2005

ACLU Files Complaint on Behalf of Sex Offenders

The ACLU, along with the Prison Reform Advocacy Center, have filed a class action lawsuit in federal court at Cincinnati (it's actually a second amended complaint including the class action allegations) challenging the constitutionality of a new Ohio law that would allow prosecutors to evict registered sex offenders living near schools. The statute (SB5, 125th General Assembly) took effect July 31, 2003. However, a new provision that goes into effect April 29 allows prosecutors to seek the eviction of sex offenders living within 1,000 feet of a school (ORC 2950.031).

Commentary from plaintiffs' counsel:

David Singleton, lead counsel in the lawsuit, characterized the statute as a bad law that does nothing to protect children but makes it difficult for sex offenders to find a place to live. That, he said, makes it more difficult for them to become productive members of the community.

"This is particularly true in densely populated urban communities with a lot of schools," Mr. Singleton said in a news release. "Our clients are effectively banished from the community and from their families without any assessment of whether they actually pose a risk to children." Mr. Singleton is executive director of the advocacy center.

This is me now: You have to figure that the sex offenders wouldn't be in this position in the first place if they didn't pose some type of "risk" to children. I realize that it could be tough to find someplace to live not within 1,000 feet of a school. However, the crime has already been committed and this is part of the punishment.

For those with access to PACER, the case information is Doe v. Petro, 05-125 (Southern District of Ohio). The latest action took place yesterday with AG Petro filing a motion to dismiss him from the case based on lack of jurisdiction. Anyone wanting copies of the above-mentioned complaint or the recent motion to dismiss, please e-mail me and I'll shoot a copy over to you.

Later


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