Registered Sex Offenders Told To Move

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 10:46 am
By: News On 6

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) -- Dozens of registered sex offenders living in motels in a section of Sapulpa are being told to move by the end of the year or face felony charges. But there appear to be questions about whether they will have to move.

The motels are near where the city of Sapulpa has built a new park that opens Friday. The park is within 2,000 feet of the motels and puts the sex offenders in violation of a state law requiring them to live outside 2,000 square feet of schools, parks, playgrounds and child-care facilities.

But Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris says a pending change in state law makes it uncertain whether the sex offenders must move.

The state law goes into effect next Thursday and says opening a day care center or a park near the home of a registered sex offender will not require the offender to move or sell the property.