Wisconsin Bill Takes Aim at Sex Offenders

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A Wisconsin bill, aimed at keeping sexually violent offenders from being placed in a county they were not convicted in, passes the Senate.

This comes as a Douglas County court considers placing Kenneth Cairns, a convicted sex offender, at a home in Beloit, despite having no ties to the Gateway City.

If passed, the bill would only allow offenders to be placed in their home county.  The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk.  However, even if it’s signed, it will not affect Cairns’ placement since his case is already going though the court system.

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