STRONG — Selectmen are facing a request from townspeople to prohibit registered sex offenders from living in specific areas of town.
The request was made after a group of people alerted town officials that a resident at Valley Brook housing on Main Street is a lifetime registrant on the Sex Offender Registry. The housing complex is next to Strong Elementary School.
“I had some members of the public with some concerns that there’s no sex offenders ordinance here in town,” Selectman Rodney Spiller said at a recent board meeting. Those same residents are uneasy about the man’s presence in the development, and are concerned about having children visit them with him living there.
The group asked selectmen if the town could develop an ordinance to restrict future lifetime registered sex offenders from such close proximity to children.