Sex Offenders Will Move Out of Anaheim House

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The Orange County Register is reporting one of two Anaheim group homes for sex offenders run by a Buena Park church will be relocated.

From the Register story:

Church official Betsy Mata said they were moving out – possibly as early as Wednesday – “just to be courteous” to the owners of the house.

But Maribel Chavez said her family, which owns the house, asked the church to leave “the minute we found out they were sex offenders.” She said the church had listed the five men on the lease, but did not disclose that they were registered sex offenders.

I wrote about the home and the controversy surrounding it as part of my story this week on the larger issue of where sex offenders live, and where they don’t.

My story delves into how communities are impacted by state laws that require more and more public information about where convicted sex offenders live after they are released from prison.

Also today, the Dr. Phil television show highlights what happened to a Fullerton couple and their neighborhood when a convicted sex offender tried to move back into his home near a park.

— TRACY WOOD

 

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