When and where can sex offenders participate in the community?

That is the question of an article from Homer, Alaska, where a man on the sex offender registry has applied for booth space at a craft fair, held at the local high school.

Erik Larson, a Homer man that was convicted of sexually abusing two teenage girls while he was a teacher in 2006, was applying to sell pottery. This raised concerns for Arts Council staff and board members, posing the question of whether or not Larson should be allowed to participate in the popular community event….Larson didn’t want to comment for this story because he fears people in the community may lash out at his family. He said only that he wants “to be treated like everyone else” and have the same opportunity as other artists.

Read the full article here.

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