Homeless GA Sex Offenders Told To Leave Woods


Homeless sex offenders who had been living in tents in the woods behind an office park near Marietta, Ga., were told they had to leave the land, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We don't want to allow anyone to live on our property for liability issues,” said Mark McKinnon of the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Several men said their probation officers had told them about the encampment as a kind of last resort for homeless sex offenders trying to meet the strict residency requirements of their probation. Georgia's law prohibits the state's 16,000 sex offenders from living, working, or loitering within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, child care facilities, and other areas where children gather.

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