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IN: Sex offender ban includes grandparents

A grandparent who has been convicted as a sexually violent predator would not be able to care for his or her grandchildren under the current version of a bill barring predators from serving as child care providers.

That possible scenario is perhaps the last remaining concern among legislators who have so far been unanimous in passing Senate Bill 258, resulting from a loophole found when an Anderson sexual offender advertised as a babysitter. Full Article

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  1. mike r

    As usual right off the bat implied lies,
    “The bill would prohibit a sexually violent predator or offender”

    Notice how the article starts out just as all the laws start out stating “sexually violent predators” and then they throw in that “and offenders?”

    Every F^%$%#$% time and every F%^$ law. Make it sound like it applies to these sexually violent predators when in fact it applies to all on the registry. BS man…………

    • AO

      Yup. I noticed that as well. Headlines that like condition people to believe that anyone on the registry equals the worst of the worst. Though more and more people seem to pop up in comments section correcting people who seem to assume being registered = that person having committed the worst act possible.

      • Gralphr

        Worse, the fact many are listed as SVP due to the age of the victim, NOT because they did anything worse than anyone else. The SVP label makes one believe they’re a repeat offender or runs around kidnapping kids. Indiana law says even SVP’s can petition to get off the registry 10 years after release, but I wonder if anyone has………

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