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Sex Offender House Getting National Attention

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

We brought you a controversial story this week about a house being set up in Lexington that would be home to convicted sex offenders and allow them to get back on their feet.

Many people have spoken out against the home including a national organization that says its concerned for the people who live nearby and is trying to stop the home from opening.

The organization is Snap, the Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests. The group says the move is, "a reckless, deceitful move by a discredited institution that we fear will put other children at risk."

The institution the group is referring to is the Catholic Action Center, which is sponsoring the home where it plans to move sex offenders into as early as this weekend.

The co-founder of the center, Ginny Ramsey, says none of the men is a repeat offender and each has served their time.

The men will be monitored by a live-in supervisor who will track their progress.

The Catholic Action Center will be holding an informational meeting this Saturday for residents who live near the home on Detroit Avenue.

They hope to answer any questions people might have and provide a better understanding of who will be moving into their neighborhood.


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