Lexington effectively bans sex offenders

January 8, 2008

LEXINGTON, S.C.---Lexington has approved an ordinance that effectively bans registered sex offenders from moving to the town. It will prevent sex offenders from living or loitering within 2000 feet of schools, churches, parks, playgrounds and places children might gather.

The six sex offenders currently living among Lexington's 15,000 residents are exempt.

The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled a law banning sex offenders from living 1000 feet from similar areas unconstitutional.

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