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IN: Bill that prevents sex offenders from living near victims signed by governor

INDIANAPOLIS – A bill authored by State Sen. Mike Bohacek, R-Michiana Shores, that prevents sex offenders from living near victims was ceremonially signed into law Monday by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Senate Enrolled Act 12 makes it unlawful for a sex offender to intentionally establish residence within one mile of their victim. Although this is current law for victims who are minors, SEA 12 extends the protection to all victims regardless of age. Full Article

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“The home should be a safe place,” Bohacek said. “It should be a place where we can let our guard down, and feel safe without any threats or fears.”

Oh, the irony of that sentiment seeing how that doesn’t apply us.

And so the cancer started in OK over BS hysteria has spread… Looks like this is going to be the new “it” RC law to pass.

So let’s see, a RC cannot live near the victim or be arrested. Yet if the RC keeps track of the victim to avoid living too close, they risk cyberstalking…and being arrested. Never mind that the victim can up and move at any time. In short, where a RC is *allowed* to live is contingent on where someone else *chooses* to live. Ahhh, the land of the free…

This will be challenged and I don’t think it’ll be able to stand. I didn’t know my victim so I have no way of even tracking her if I wanted. What do they have in place for a person in my situation? Do you first have to submit some sort of petition to the local PD to verify your potential home is in compliance according to this law? Or do you get a place and 6 months later you receive an eviction notice from the PD, if not an arrest warrant?

“…if they knowingly reside within a one-mile radius of their victim without permission of the sentencing court…”.

How are they supposed to “knowingly” know where the victim lives? And what happens if they didn’t know?

“In this case, the offender would be committing an invasion of privacy…”

Invasion of privacy from a mile away? LOL, like everyone knows/sees/meets everyone in a mile radius of their home.

“…93 percent of juvenile victims knew the perpetrator”.

So why have a registry and all that comes with it?

This law (people) is so ignorant.

“How are they supposed to “knowingly” know where the victim lives? And what happens if they didn’t know?”

I think the answer is obvious. Every sex offender needs to petition the court for the address of their victim, in the interest of staying compliant with this law.

See how they like those apples.

Yet again… There shouldn’t be a single law written that pertains to protecting the public that is not a part of the original trial and determined by a judge during the sentencing portion of the trial. Period. It is the judiciary’s responsibility, as determined by laws created by the legislature themselves (18 U.S. Code § 3553 – Imposition of a sentence), to determine everything regarding the sentence: ***** (a)Factors To Be Considered in Imposing a Sentence.—The court shall impose a sentence sufficient, but not greater than necessary, to comply with the purposes set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection.… Read more »

A driver that ever had that on their record would have to research every city they ever drive through, every time they drive through it just in case the law changed that day. —– Remember, SCOTUS (and other courts) has repeatedly upheld that police don’t have to know the laws. (https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/08/03/how-the-supreme-court-made-it-legal-for-cops-to-pull-you-over-for-just-about-anything). My “favorite” quote comes from the Superior Court of California, Appellate Division, San Diego, in People v. Campuzano (237 Cal.App.4th Supp. 14 __ Cal.Rptr.3d __): ***** We do not, and cannot, expect our police officers to be legal scholars. And as Justice Roberts stated in Heien, police officers may… Read more »

Another law making it more likely that abuse within the family will not be reported.

Exactly!

People who support this “law” are nothing but criminals. They are not Americans. They are war criminals that deserve to be dealt with.

Again, we see that the criminals very easily could have made their “law” apply to anyone who has ever committed any serious crime. But since the “law” actually has nothing at all to do with public safety or protecting children, they just ignore that part. I have a theory that they might exclude truly dangerous people because those people would hopefully murder them.

We don’t need criminals like Mike Bohacek, Eric Holcomb, etc. in America.

I’d be curious, out of the fun of it all, to know how this would relate to sting operations. You can’t live by the set-up house, meeting place…or you can’t live by the officer who was posing as a minor? What about Catch a Predator? Now you can’t live by the Perverted Justice contact as well as the officer(s) who kept investigating?

So, what about Romeo and Juliet cases where they later get married? The need the court’s permission to be a family now?

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