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A Closer Look (Safe Havens) #854292

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) National Center for Missing and Exploited Children statistics on registered sex offenders in the US cited; scenes shown from the Florida courtroom where John Couey was convicted of the rape/murder of Jessica Lunsford.

(Lubbock, Texas: Jim Avila) The imposing of living restrictions on sex offenders across the nation examined; scenes shown from the sex offender-free housing development of Milwaukee Ridge community in Lubbock, Texas; details given about laws in California and Alabama and resulting sex criminal clusters as offenders move around to find housing. [J&S Investments Clayton ISOM†, resident Brent McCALL†- say we are providing a safer environment for children.] [Lynn University professor Jill LEVENSON†- points out the myth of "stranger danger."] [Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sheriff Don ZELLER†- says it {housing restrictions} makes it harder to keep track of sex offenders in the county.] [Convicted sex offender Mike CHALK†- comments.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Avila, Jim

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