Law officers check Delaware County sex offenders for compliance

A new section of Oklahoma law prohibits registered sex offenders from living with a minor child who is not their child or grandchild, unless the child is the victim.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: June 12, 2013
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No nonrelated children were found living with sex offenders Wednesday. Some sex offenders were not home and follow-up visits will be made to ensure they are complying with the law, he said.

Children can be in the residence if the juvenile is the sex offender's child or grandchild and not the victim, Price said.

“The law is still not perfect,” Price said. “We cannot tell a sex offender he can't be with his child, but the sex offender cannot be with his child if the child is his victim.”

One sex offender visited by Price said he lived with his two biological daughters, ages 8 and 9.

“He said it (conviction) happened 20 years ago with his stepdaughters,” Price said. “You can't take his kids away if they are not the victim.”

The situation is frustrating, he said.

“There are generations and family circles of sex offenders,” Price said. “There are also women sex offenders, but those are mostly made up of an adult woman with an older teenage boy.”

The county was divided into nine regions among 12 investigators from the Delaware and Ottawa County district attorney's offices, Grand River Dam Authority, Delaware and Ottawa County Drug Task Force, Grove Police Department and the Jay Police Department.


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