Bill proposes to put GPS devices on homeless sex offenders

COLUMBUS — Homeless sex offenders would be required to wear global positioning devices to track their whereabouts, under legislation being considered in the Ohio House.

Rep. Clayton Luckie, a Democrat from the Dayton area, offered House Bill 369 after two women in his district were attacked by the same homeless sex offender.

“There are predators out there that prey on women and children in our society, putting not just the public but our families in danger,” Luckie told members of the House’s Criminal Justice Committee today. “Are there better ways to track and monitor people convicted of major sexual crimes but do not have a permanent address? I believe there is a better way.”

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