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Sex Offender Law Called Into Question

Could a ruling in an Ohio courtroom have an impact on where Kentucky sex offenders can live?

That ruling has to do with the restriction that keeps sex offenders from living within a thousand feet of a school.

The Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday that offenders can not be booted from their home if they owned it and committed their crime before the distance restriction became law.

But Fayette County Sheriff Kathy Witt thinks that ruling. won't have much of an affect on Kentucky.

She says the state is actually looking to extend living restrictions to include sex offenders living near youth centers.

Witt says for now, the sheriff's department will continue to enforce the living restrictions on sex offenders.


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