The fellow over towards Pittsboro has won his case. He had been challenged as a registered sex offender for attending church. The State's problem was that children also attended the church. Parishioners at the church testified on the fellow's behalf.
He won by claiming his constitutional right to worship freely.
I have two problems here, and they conflict.
First, once a person has served a sentence for a crime, the idea is that the debt to society has been paid. To that end, when the person is released, said person reenters society as best as possible and gets on with life.
However, we know that that likelihood of a repeat offense from sex offender is quite high, high enough that most counselors will tell you that such people are unlikely to be ever cured. Hence, the sex offender registration system after release from jail.
Sadly, I don't see a fix for this problem.
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