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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Dense Population of Sex Offenders in Fla. Case Is Alarmingly Typical"


There are so many sex offenders living within blocks of where 7-year-old Somer Thompson vanished Monday that when their homes are represented by pins on a digital map they create a cluster so thick it overlaps in places.

Law enforcement officials have interviewed at least 75 registered sex offenders who live within a 5-mile radius of the second grader's home on Orange Park, Fla., but state officials say there are some 161 convicted offenders in that area.

The rest of the report can be found here along with the initial coverage of Somer Thompson's disappearance here.

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