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OK: Convicted sex offender sues to stay in his home

PRYOR, OK — A convicted sex offender has sued the district attorney and city of Pryor over housing dispute. ____ ____ bought a home near Jefferson Elementary School in Pryor before the sex offender law was passed which would prevent him from living within 2,000 feet of the school.

He was convicted of a child sexual offense in 2008. When he was released from prison in 2013, law enforcement told him he could not live in his house because of it’s proximity to a school. ____’s position is he owned the home before the sex offender law took effect and he believes he should be able to live in the home. Full Article

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  1. Bluewall

    This is what I wondering sometime ago.. the city doesn’t have a landlord to pressure because the guy owns his home, so they through the law at him… I wonder if a similar action happened in California?

  2. Bluewall

    Also wondering if I build a house in Lancaster, and then the city decides to build a elementary school or a park there.. how in the world does anything apply? Can a person sue the city to stop the building of a school near him because its an attempt to force the home owner out?

    • Jason WIlson

      You mean, like those “pocket parks” they were building to do just this you speak of?

      • Q

        Hi Jason;
        Gotta laugh about those pocket parks now that the state supreme court has ruled that presence restrictions are not enforceable.

      • Bluewall

        Yes those pocket parks, and if you believe it or not there are new schools being built all the time

    • Q

      I don’t think that would happen here in the stupid state. They would rather spend our $$$ on prisons than schools. What good is a school to these people?

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