Rockingham considers restrictions on sex offenders

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Rockingham may become at least the third community in Vermont to restrict where sex offenders live.

On Tuesday, the Selectboard adopted a draft ordinance that would make certain areas of town off-limits to sex offenders.

Rutland and Barre recently passed similar ordinances in the wake of the kidnapping and death of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett this summer.

In Rockingham, sex offenders would be prohibited from living within one-thousand feet of a school, recreation facility or licensed day care center, and would be banned from visiting those facilities.

The town will hold a public hearing on the proposal but no date has been set.

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