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City Will Allow Sex Offenders in Parks

City Will Allow Sex Offenders in Parks



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CLINTON, Utah (AP) -- Clinton has repealed its ordinance banning registered sex offenders from city parks nine days before it was to have gone into effect.

Under the threat of potential litigation challenging the ordinance's constitutionality, the City Council unanimously rescinded it yesterday.

The ordinance it had been approved by a three-to-one vote May 24th and would have gone into effect June 23rd.

It banned felony-convicted registered sex offenders from coming within 100 feet of any city property where children were gathered.

City Manager Dennis Cluff said the council will pursue a way to create an overall general awareness for parents to protect their children from being sexually abused.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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