The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision that allows a registered sex offender to remain in a home with his two stepdaughters.
The decision is reported in the Omaha World-Herald.
The majority opinion upholds a ruling by the district court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals that says the teenage girls should remain in the household of a man who served four years in prison for the attempted sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.
Phelps County District Judge Terri Harder, who originally ruled on the case, relied heavily on the opinion of the girls’ mental health therapist, who said the children were not at “significant risk” from their stepfather.
State law does not require the automatic removal of children from homes shared by a sex offender if the courts find that there is no significant risk of harm.
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