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Sex offenders live close to children

Tony Rizzo and Laura Bauer of The Kansas City Star studied court records and found that "roughly three in 10 sex offenders did not live where they were supposed to." Additionally, "Many of the missing were the kinds of sex offenders parents most fear. Rapists. Child molesters. Repeat offenders. " There are offenders who readily and repeatedly ignore registration laws and evade authorities. The investigation also found that children remain vulnerable in Missouri, where 1,000-foot residency restrictions became law nearly two years ago. "Hundreds of offenders in Jackson County alone live closer than that to a school or day care." In Kansas, sex offenders can live wherever they want — even if that's right next door to a school.

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