GA House looks at closing loophole in sex offender law

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January 29, 2008

ATLANTA, Ga.---The state House is looking at closing a loophole that led to the state Supreme Court to overturn part of the sex offender law.

A House bill scheduled for a vote today would allow a sex offender who owns a home to vacate it if a center where children gather opens nearby.

The part overturned by the Supreme Court affected offenders who would be forced to move if such a center opened near them.

The latest proposal is still controversial. Opponents say it would leave vast areas of Georgia off-limits to sex offenders.

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