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Banning Sex Offenders from…Probation Offices?

August 19, 2009

Courant.com (Connecticut): Judges Concerned About Sex Offenders Near Children.

Is this a joke?

Two Connecticut probate court judges say they’re concerned that sex offenders are visiting probation officials in the same building that houses the New Haven Regional Children’s Probate Court.

Probate Judges Frank Forgione and John Keyes say sex offenders are among the clients visiting the Adult Probation Office at the State Street building.

Forgione says probation officials told him they’re making every effort to ensure children are not in danger. But the New Haven Register reports there were no guards at the probation office door or the front lobby of the building Friday afternoon.

Judicial Branch spokesman Steve Ment says sex offenders have been going to the same probation office since 1991 and he hasn’t heard of any incidents.

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