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Bill to Keep Registered Sex Offenders Away from Day Care Centers

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There’s legislation in Delaware that would keep registered sex offenders from coming near licensed day care centers.

Currently, the law keeps them from being within 250 feet from a school.

The measure is sponsored by Representative Kevin Hensley a Republican from Middletown.

There is also legislation from down state Republicans who want to tighten restrictions on where sex offenders can live.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that issue arose several years ago when eight Delaware towns approved restrictions on sex offenders that included an exclusion zone of 3-thousand feet from schools, day care centers and parks.        

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.