Two State Lawmakers Want Live-In Monitor for Sex Offender Housing

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By Alabama News Network

Two Alabama lawmakers have pre-filed a bill that would require facilities housing groups of sex offenders to have a live-in monitor.

Republican State Rep. Kurt Wallace of Maplesville and Rep. Paul Beckman of Prattville say they're sponsoring the proposed legislation because groups of sex offenders who have finished their prison sentences are living in clusters near Clanton and in Autauga County.

Beckman told AL.com he considers the measure a way of protecting children and families in rural areas that are home to groups of sex offenders.

State law already prohibits sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school, child care center or the victim.

Chilton County Sheriff Kevin Davis says between 9 and 10 sex offenders live in temporary housing near the church at a time.

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