Proposed bill prohibits sex offenders from swimming areas, playgrounds

    11:04 PM, Jan 16, 2013   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Senator Missy Irvin said a newly proposed bill would prohibit level 3 or 4 sex offenders from a swimming area or children's playground within an Arkansas State Park.

    "What we're looking at is where there are children present. We really don't want this level of sex offender there present. So, it really does give them the ability to ask them to leave," said Irvin.

    Children's playgrounds include play areas designated for kids both indoors and outdoors. Beaches, swimming pools and water parks would be considered swimming areas.

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