Sex offenders sue over residency restrictions
Jake Judd | Feb 13, 2020 AT 8:26 pm
(AP) - A group of convicted sex offenders is challenging an Apple Valley ordinance that they contend effectively bars them from living anywhere in the Minneapolis suburb.
Three unidentified sex offenders filed the federal class-action lawsuit on Wednesday.
The Star Tribune reports the offenders are asking for an injunction preventing Apple Valley officials from enforcing the restrictions on where sex offenders can live.
The ordinance bars people convicted of certain sex offenses from living within 1,500 feet of schools, parks, playgrounds, churches and child care centers.
The lawsuit contends the ordinance is so board that more than 90% of residential properties within the city’s boundaries are off-limits to offenders.