St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says the nearly 1,100 sex offenders in the county have to stay in tonight, leave their porch lights off, and post a sign saying the residence is not offering candy.
Under Missouri law sex offenders cannot live within a thousand feet of a school or day care center, and can’t loiter within 500 feet.
Terry Wayne Davis, 43, of Alton, has been charged with three counts of sexual conduct with an animal.
The House briefly discussed the bill but set it aside without voting on an override after supporters acknowledged that many of their colleagues had concerns about it.
Jeremy Bates admitted peeping on a teenage girl through a gap around a door frame at a Six Flags St. Louis dressing room.
The Legislature has sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would notify local prosecutors when a sexually violent offender has been released.
The bill would require real estate agents to let neighbors know when a registered sex offender is buying a home in their neighborhood.
The legislation would require real estate agents to warn other people when they represent a prospective home buyer who is a sex offender.
He’s suspected of trying to force contact from as many as 10 women.
The bill would exempt people from registering if they have been convicted of some non-contact offenses, such as indecent exposure.