OK: Closing sex offender loophole

Legislation has been filed seeking to close a loophole in Oklahoma statutes allowing sex offenders to live next door or near their victims.

House Bill 1124, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert and Sen. James Leewright, seeks to change Oklahoma statutes to include the residency of the victim of a sex crime to the list of places that have a “zone of safety” around them. In Oklahoma law, the “zone of safety” is a 500-foot area around places that sex offenders are not allowed to loiter. However, the zone around a victim’s residence will be 1,000 feet if this bill passes. Full Article


OK: Lawmaker Seeks Change After Sex Offender Gets Out of Prison, Moves Next Door to Victim

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Yeah, OK, go ahead and add another ex post facto restriction that will most likely get struck down via Snyder. At least it will make the fearful public sleep a little better at night…and will allow you to say you did something, but “activist judges” overruled you.

Sorry but the ‘offender’ had done their time and paid for their crime, the ‘ EX VICTIM is NO longer above the offender in a hierarchy…

So if the EX Victim lived in Beverly hills and the ex offender has a million dollars they cant live in the same city ?
What happened to equal rights ? Not in this country ! they DONT EXIST

I do feel that the victim should not have to live next door to their rapist or molester. But it would be more appropriate if the court handled this with a restraining order at the time of sentencing based on the facts of the case. If needed, the victim could get it renewed if requested at a hearing like all restraining orders. Hopefully the victim will get state funded counseling (victim’s of crime funds) that would help the victim deal with the possibility of running into the defendant while out in public. This issue could and should be handled in a case-by-case basis.

Anyone find out how to look at the text of this proposed bill? Legainfo and the Oklahoma house legislative site don’t have it posted.