Courthouse News Service reports that a Connecticut man is challenging his town’s child safety zones, which prohibit registered sex offenders from using most public facilities. The federal lawsuit takes on the stated justification for the ordinance.
“The single purported justification for the ordinance is that ‘recidivism rates for released sex offenders is alarmingly high, especially for those who commit their crimes against children,’” the complaint states.
Calling this statement “false,” Doe and his group note that the recidivism rate for sex offenders as a class is actually “lower than that for every category of offenders other than murderers.”
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