A sex offender shall not reside within two thousand feet of the real property comprising a school or a child care facility. A sex offender residing within two thousand feet of the real property comprising a school or a child care facility does not commit a violation of this section if any of the following apply:. The sex offender is required to serve a sentence at a jail, prison, juvenile facility, or other correctional institution or facility. The sex offender has established a residence prior to any newly located school or child care facility being established. The sex offender is a ward in a guardianship, and a district judge or associate probate judge grants an exemption from the residency restriction.
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Iowa has 2 new laws regarding sex offenders that apply to my current situation. My fiance is a registered sex offender whose 10 years post-sentencing is up in January. According to the new laws, he cannot live within feet of a school or daycare, and also he cannot live with a single mother whose children reside with her. However, we've owned and lived in this house prior to the July 1, initiation of the prior law. I provided a tax document to the county sherriff to prove residency of my fiance, and he said it doesn't matter, my fiance will have to move anyway is that legal?
Ottumwa Police Sgt. Mickey Hucks is in charge of tracking sex offenders within the city. He said the situation was fairly stable when lawmakers first created the sex offender registry. Offenders registered, police tracked them and knew where they were.
The proliferation of these types of restrictions is making it more difficult for communities to fulfill their mandate of helping offenders make a successful re-entry into society. As detailed above, registered offenders may be hounded from their homes by angry neighbors or denied housing by private and public landlords. But their right to establish and maintain homes in which they can live with their families is also threatened by a growing number of state and municipal laws that expressly forbid them from living near places where children gather. At least 20 states have enacted laws that prohibit certain sex offenders from living within a specified distance of schools, daycare centers, parks, and other places where children congregate for a list of residency restriction statutes by state, see Appendix. In addition, hundreds of municipalities in states with and without residency restriction statutes have also passed similar ordinances prohibiting registered sex offenders from living within specified distances of places where children congregate.