Are Sex Offender Restrictions So Vague They’re Unconstitutional?
A group of convicted child sex offenders is challenging the Illinois law that bans them from parks and schools. They say key sex offender restrictions are so broad it’s impossible to know what is or isn’t allowed and that means the laws violate the constitution. They’re asking a federal judge to immediately suspend certain restrictions on every registered child sex offender in the state of Illinois.
One of the plaintiffs, who spoke to WBEZ on the condition of anonymity because the lawsuit is proceeding anonymously, is a former Chicago resident who now lives in Des Plaines.