Sex offender bill makes progress in SC House

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

March 11, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The South Carolina House has given key approval to a bill that would limit where certain sex offenders can live.

The legislation says convicted child molesters can't move their residence to within 1,000 feet of schools, day care centers, parks and public playgrounds.

The bill still needs one more routine vote before heading to the Senate.

It also requires school districts to provide a link on their Web site or a list to parents of sex offenders who live within 1,000 feet of a bus stop.

Sex offenders who violate the law could be charged with a misdemeanor on the first offense and face up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Aiken south carliona on May 22, 2008 at 01:19 PM
    i don't think that they should pass a law that convited sex offenders should have to move.Some of the sex offenders did not actully do what they were accussed of doing. So why should there families have to move and start over again.
  • by Upset Child Location: CSRA on Mar 25, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    I think that News 12 is the best news around I have been watching all my life. But there is something that upsets me on a weekly basis. I know that the Sex offender Registery is in place to protect us but someitme is can also hurt us. You see my grandfather was accused of a crime anyone who knows him knows that he didnt do. He is a wonderful man, kind, gentle and holds the key to my heart and my other siblings and cousins. Last year you put him the News " In Plain Sight." At the time he was living with my mom,myself and my other siblings. He was only living with us because he wanted to be closer to us after my parents divorced. After he was on the news my mother had to make the awful decision and find him somewhere else to live because it caused a lot of embarressment for us kids. A lot of our friends were not even alowed to be our friends anymore. It was a very painful time one that is hard to forget. Maybe you guys should only put the website address up.
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