Placerville Updates Sex Offender Law
The Placerville City Council adopted an ordinance extending the prohibitions and penalties for registered sex offenders in the city. The ordinance is intended to supplement state law by adding specificity to the definition of parks, schools and child care centers where registered sex offenders are prohibited.
Wendy Schultz, Mt Democrat, July 13, 2012
There are 20-30 registered sex offenders in the city of Placerville at any given time, according to Placerville Police Chief George Nielsen, and 150-160 in the West Slope. “This includes the homeless and there is a high incidence of recidivism,” said Nielsen at the Placerville City Council meeting. “Convicted sex offenders continue to be more likely than any other type of offender to re-offend for another sexual assault.”
In 2006, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance entitled Sexual Offenders’ Proximity to Children’s Facilities in response to section 290 of the California Penal Code which regulated the residence of registered sex offenders but failed to address other areas of child safety.
“Placerville was one of the first ...