Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Legislature Scrutinizes Sex Offender Ordinances

Westbrook, which has some of the toughest restrictions on the books, makes a cameo appearance in the PPH article on the statewide debate:
Westbrook also passed restrictions on where sex
offenders could spend their time. The city prohibits lifetime registrants from
living, working or loitering within 2,500 feet of any school, day-care center,
park or other recreational area frequented by minors. Police Chief William Baker
said he believes the ordinance strikes a balance between offenders' rights and
public safety. "There are certainly places in Westbrook where sex offenders are
welcome to live and work," but there are areas where people with a history of
sex offenses should not be allowed, he said.
- John C.L. Morgan

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