School barrier law does not apply to all sex offenders

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Posted on September 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 28 at 9:03 PM

(KMOV)-- A Missouri law that bans convicted sex offenders from living too close to schools and daycare centers does not apply to all sex offenders.

A mother contacted News 4 concerned that neither the police nor the school was doing anything to make a sex offender move, who only lives a few doors down from Robinwood Elementary School in Florissant.
   
It turns out that the offender is not violating the law. A Supreme Court ruling says that anyone convicted before the 1000-foot barrier law was passed in 2004 is exempt from that law.

However, offenders exempt from the 2004 law are still prohibited from loitering within 500 feet of a school, daycare, park or swimming pool.

Police advise parents to go to the Missouri Highway Patrol website and search their child's school address to see if there are any sex offenders close by.

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