Monday, March 21, 2016
Raleigh Criminal Attorney speaks out against restricting sex offenders at public events like the NC State Fair
At last October’s North Carolina State Fair two registered sex offenders were apprehended, one for impersonating a state ride inspector and the other for flying a drone around the fair. The presence of registered sex offenders in the N.C. State Fair worried some officials at the state’s Agricultural Department. Joy Hicks, a policy analyst from the Agricultural Department, called on North Carolina lawmakers to pass legislation that bans registered sex offenders from the fair altogether. What the Law States Currently, the state law bans the presence of registered sex offenders from any place “where minors gather for regularly scheduled educational, recreational, or social programs.” This obviously does not specify whether or not the State Fair is included in such places.