CONCORD, N.H. —A convicted sex offender took his fight to attend church to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday. A lower court told Jonathan Perfetto that he couldn’t go to church because his suspended sentence prohibits him from being around children. Perfetto was convicted in 2002 of possessing 61 images of child pornography.
Barbara Keshen of the New Hampshire American Civil Liberties Union told the court that Perfetto, a Jehovah’s Witness, has a fundamental right to go to the church of his choice and should be permitted to be around the children of the congregation as long as he has a chaperone. But Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Cort argued that using a chaperone is unrealistic.
“It would be too dangerous and unrealistic to expect a single person to be able to keep an eye on him every minute of every meeting every week,” Cort said. Full Article