Tag Archive for Jessica Lunsford

Ban registered sex offenders from living in Miami Beach

By JENNIFER KAY MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The mayor has proposed an ordinance that would effectively ban registered sex offenders from living in Miami Beach. Mayor David Dermer wants to prevent sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet, or…

Lunsford Act keeps tabs on school contractors

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS MIAMI – A new state law designed to protect students from sexual predators includes a little-noticed section requiring fingerprint checks for all vendors and contractors who work at public schools while students are present – a measure…

Miami Mayor Wants Sex Offender Ban

By JENNIFER KAY MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The mayor has proposed an ordinance that would effectively ban registered sex offenders from living in Miami Beach. Mayor David Dermer wants to prevent sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet, or…

New penalties for crimes against kids

The Jessica Lunsford Act takes effect this week, increasing sanctions for crimes committed against children. BY DAVID ROYSE Associated Press TALLAHASSEE – Some sex criminals who target kids will face the possibility of life in prison or lifetime monitoring by…