|Gov. Scott Walker|
MADISON (AP) - A state appeals court has upheld a city ordinance that prohibits child sex offenders from living near elementary schools.
Convicted child sex offender [name withheld] moved into a South Milwaukee residence that was within 1,000 feet of Lakeview School in 2010. A Milwaukee County judge ordered him to move.
[name withheld] argued he wasn't given a chance to show he poses no danger to children. He also contended the ordinance unconstitutionally creates additional punishment.
The 1st District Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday [name withheld] has no right to an individual risk assessment and the regulations are designed to protect the community, not punish offenders.
[name withheld]'s attorney, Larry Dupuis (ACLU), says the ruling misses the mark. He says he is considering asking the state Supreme Court to take the case.