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Lowell Limits Library Time For Sex Offenders

The Lowell City Council has passed a law that prohibits some registered sex offenders from the city library at times when children are more likely to be there.

The ordinance passed unanimously Tuesday bars Level 3 sex offenders from going into the library from 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays during the school year and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays during summer vacation.

Level 3 sex offenders are also barred from the library on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Level 3 sex offenders are considered the most likely to re-offend.

Violators face banishment and a fine of up to $300.

City Councilor Edward "Bud" Caulfield tells The Sun that the council passed an ordinance many other communities are likely to copy.

This program aired on September 28, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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