Tuesday, June 30, 2009

City Loses in Sex Offender Case

fox44.net : City Loses in Sex Offender Case.

Montpelier, Vt. (AP) - A judge has blocked the city of Barre from enforcing an ordinance that would have required a convicted sex offender to move.

29-year-old Chris Hagan had been ordered by city officials to move under a new ordinance passed last year that blocks convicted sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools or other places children gather. The preliminary injunction issued by Washington Superior Court Judge Helen Toor blocks the city from forcing Hagan to move at least until the full case is heard in court.

Hagan has been getting help from the American Civil Liberties Union's Vermont Chapter. Hagan was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct over a contact with a 15-year-old girl that occurred when he was 18.