Toledo Paper Finds Many Sex Offenders Living Close to Schools

By: E&P Staff In a shocking report, The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, revealed Sunday that about one in four registered sex offenders in Lucas County live closer to a school than allowed by state law.

According to the newspaper analysis, 147 of 611 registered sex offenders in the county listed addresses within 1,000 feet of a school property.

One of every three schools has a sex offender illegally living too close, according to the Blade. Ohio law prohibits sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school.

But law enforcement officials feel there's not a lot they can do about it.

"There's a whole lot of sex offenders and not a whole lot of area," said Lucas County Sheriff's Deputy Ernie Lamb.


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