Sex Offenders in Nursing Homes

Number 28335
Subject Sex Offenders
Source WDAF - TV (Kansas City, Mo.)
Year 2018
Publication Date December 19, 2018
Summary Our Fox 4 investigation discovered 200 registered sex offenders live in nursing homes, residential care facilities, and assisted living facilities in Missouri. Our statewide investigation revealed learned more than 95% of the offenders committed heinous crimes against children, including child molestation, aggravated sexual abuse, and sodomy. We learned Missouri law does not require these homes to disclose that registered sex offenders live in the facilities. There is also no state law requiring background checks on residents of these facilities.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords WDAF-TV, Kansas City, Fox 4, sex offenders, nursing homes, assisted living, children, sexual abuse, Missouri, background checks, law
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