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Sex Offenders and Day Care Centers – Residence Restrictions in Alabama

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


The State of Alabama prohibits sex offenders from residing within 2000 feet from a day care center or school. Some sex offenders are one time offenders while others have committed crimes over and over. As such, it is difficult to predict if and when a sex offender will repeat his or her crimes. This Alabama law was enacted as a safety measures of sorts to keep sex offenders including child predators away from children attending school and day care centers. While the law may help prevent the abuse of children, it is by no means a measure that will in every instance keep child predators away from children. In Satsuma, Alabama, a sex offender was recently arrested for allegations that he was residing with his mother. The home was located near a day care center. The sex offender was arrested. Of course, the sex offender will have the right to defend himself through a criminal lawyer or the public defender’s office. This instance highlights this Alabama law as well as a dilemma for many sex offenders as to where they can or should live. You can read more about this story at Satsuma Alabama Sex Offender Arrested for Residing Near Day Care Center.

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