So much for second chances, fresh starts, and entrepreneurship.
BATTLE CREEK, MI — Convicted sex offender Reece Adkins’ predicament isn’t likely to evoke much sympathy from his neighbors. He was convicted 17 years ago of sexually abusing a minor under the age of 13 and placed on Michigan’s sex offender registry for life. But staying on the right side of a law a federal appeals court says turns offenders into “moral lepers” means he can’t legally work, shop or even go into the Cereal City Food Auction he and a business partner plan to open in Battle Creek later this month.
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