Sex offender restrictions tightened

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

Gainesville, TX -- The city of Gainesville now has harsher regulations for sex offenders.

City councilmembers voted tonight to approve an ordinance requiring offenders to live at least 2,000 feet from schools, parks, arcades and similar areas.

Also, officials can fine and sue policy violators.

Until now, there were no city regulations, instead, officials enforced state regulations, which only require sex offenders to live 1,000 feet away from areas where children gather.

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