April 1, 2015

Meeting planned on sex offender in Fleming

4-1-15 Colorado:

The Logan County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that it will hold a meeting Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the Fleming High School gymnasium about the release of a sexually violent predator being released into the community.

"Educational information regarding sexual offending will also be presented by a team of professionals involved in the management of sex offenders in our community. The goal of the meeting is to enhance public safety and protection," the release states. "Vigilantism, or use of this information to harass, threaten, or intimidate any of the following people is criminal behavior and will not be tolerated: the offender, the offender's significant others, and the community notification team."

Law enforcement agencies are required by law to notify communities when a convicted sex offender — one required to register with law enforcement — who is considered to present a high potential to re-offend plan to take residence in the community.

Unless a court sets restrictions on a sex offender, the individual is constitutionally free to live wherever he or she chooses. "Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but they were not required to notify law enforcement of their residence until registration laws were implemented pursuant to the Jacob Wetterling Act of 1994," the release notes.

Due to the mature content of the information that will be presented, the LCSO advises children should not attend the meeting, but parents are encouraged to review the appropriate SVP information and public safety information with their children after the meeting. Children under 15 unaccompanied by an adult will not be permitted to attend the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the Community Meeting you may call to schedule an appointment to receive the information. If you have questions, please, call Investigator Mike Archer at 970-522-2578. ..Source.. by Journal-Advocate staff

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