Contact Us

Augusta Set to Consider Sex Offender Restrictions

Graeme Robertson,Getty Images

Augusta is set to consider a rule that would restrict some sex offenders from living in areas where there are  kids, like schools and parks. The rule would prohibit registered sex offenders who have committed acts against children under the age of 14 from living within 750 feet of public and private schools and any municipal property, including parks, where children tend to gather.

The rules would apply only to sex offenders who move after the ordinance is adopted. So, no one would be forced to move.  Augusta has 134 registered sex offenders, making it the community with the highest percentage of sex offenders in its population of any municipality in Maine.

Augusta is second only to Portland in the total number of sex offender residents. Part of that is when they are released from prison, they often have conditions placed on their release requiring them to report to probation officers or for counseling. Many of those services are found in Augusta.

Best of B985

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://b985.fm using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Stinger's Scoop Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Stinger's Scoop Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.