Maine city council restricts sex offenders' residency

01/18/2013 | Kennebec Journal (Maine)

The Augusta, Maine, City Council unanimously passed an ordinance prohibiting registered sex offenders who committed sexual crimes against those younger than 14 from living within 750 feet of schools and municipal properties that are primarily used by children, such as parks. The ordinance will go into effect within 30 days and will carry a fine of as much as $500 per day for violation. The ordinance is not retroactive, so any sex offender already living in a restricted area will not have to move.

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