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Milton Review of Sex Offender Law Delayed Indefinitely

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The public hearing set for later this month on Milton’s sex offender residency ordinance has been put off indefinitely.

The Town Clerk issued a statement saying that Delaware’s Sex Offender Management Board and the Delaware Attorney General’s office has told town officials that the state legislature will be taking up the issue of ordinances that are more restrictive than state law.

Milton’s code prohibits a sex offender from living within 3-thousand feet from a school, town park or childcare facility.

State law only keeps a sex offender from living within 500 feet from a school.

The town faces a legal challenge from two sex offenders who argued that it prohibits any sex offender from living in the resort. 

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.