Can a sex offender live near a daycare?

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Concerned citizen

Paris, TX

#1 Aug 5, 2010
I have recently found out that a child molester will be released from prison tomorrow and will be living within a few hundred feet of a daycare. I am wondering if that is legal?

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

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#2 Aug 5, 2010
Seems to me that if a sex offender has molested children then they should be made to stay a certain distance from any school or day care. That being said, I think it depends on the level of sex offender that they are and what their parole stipulations are.

I wonder if the DA's office could tell you?
make the call

Paris, TX

#3 Aug 5, 2010
Concerned citizen wrote:
I have recently found out that a child molester will be released from prison tomorrow and will be living within a few hundred feet of a daycare. I am wondering if that is legal?
Call the law enforcement agency that covers the location where the person will be living and ask for the person that handles sex offender registration. This will do two things - you can get an answer to your question and alert the person to what you know. I believe they are notified of people being released that are supposed to report. However, there is the possibility that the person might not actually move into their agency's coverage area. The offender is supposed to register within a certain period of time. If the officer you talk to knows, he will likely start watching the address you provide to see if the person is in fact living there.
a husky guy

Saint Charles, MO

#4 Aug 5, 2010
What are the state laws concerning sex offenders and children?

Paroled sex offenders are not allowed to be within 500 feet of any place where children are known to congregate. This is known as a “Child Safety Zone.” Offenders who are placed on probation also may be ordered by a judge to avoid children, but once the offender has completed their sentence, there are no regulations preventing them from being around children.
Concerned citizen

Paris, TX

#5 Aug 6, 2010
I found out today that they have made a special exception for him (how nice) that because the road we live on is a dead end, that is why he is able to pass by the daycare everyday. We were told that he is not allowed to talk to children, so if he talks to either of the two little girls that live right next door to him that are 3 and 5 he will go back to prison. I just hope for the childrens sake that everyone on our street will be watching close enough.
a husky guy

Kansas City, MO

#6 Aug 6, 2010
if he lives within 500 feet of the daycare then he is in violation...the above state laws are directly from the DPS sex offender website....get the name of the idiot you talked to and use that for reference when you talk to someone higher up....do not settle for what someone tells you....they may not even be smart enough to pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the bottom.....i doubt they make exceptions when it comes to sex offenders....if that was the case why didnt they make an exception for him and just slap his hand and not send him to prison?
peruf

Paris, TX

#7 Aug 6, 2010
I lived in a town once where a repeat sex offender was allowed to live within 2 blocks of an elementary school. The only catch was that these people he was living with had to have this sign, I guess I could describe it as about as big as a stop sign maybe?, bolted to a post holding up the awning on their front porch. The sign said in large letters that a registered sex offender lived there, gave people a number to contact the police for more information, other things I can't remember it perfectly. It was also my understanding that the person had an ankle monitor and such. As the story went in the neighborhood, this person was a "little off" and had nowhere else to go, had to move in with these particular relatives/ couldn't make it on their own/ blah blah, so this is why he was allowed to live there. Still, that's stupid. Isn't that just a little too risky? Is there really enough precautions that you can take to make it safe enough?? Seems to me like they shouldn't let these people out of prison until they can figure out a way to live somewhere else that's within walking distance of temptation. Can't they put them in a halfway house, make them get jobs, and force them to get their own places far away from where our children should feel safe?
brad

Franklin, NC

#8 Jul 11, 2014
can a registered sex offender thats not on probation live near a daycare in california because i cant find anything on that

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