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Kentucky's New Sex Offenders Law to Take Effect Soon

Kentucky's new restrictions on sex offenders takes effect Oct. 11. The law was passed earlier this year by the General Assembly.

The new law bars sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, playgrounds and other places where children gather.

It bears resemblance to laws passed in several states including Iowa, Indiana and Georgia. The law comes after a convicted sex offender was charged in Florida, last year with the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl.

Louisville attorney Michael Goodwin represents six sex offenders
in Kentucky who want a federal judge to issue an injunction that
would let them continue living at their current homes.

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Steve Pence said the state's law was written with the idea of preventing a horrific attack like the one in Florida.


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