Sex offenders in chatham county
Graham County Manager Greg Cable said the county attorney is looking into the matter and any legal mistakes would be corrected.
At the Citizen-Times’ request, the American Civil Liberties Union in Raleigh is reviewing Millsaps’ letter.
Photo courtesy of North Carolina Sheriffs' Association Graham County Sheriff Danny Millsaps told sex offenders about his decision Feb. In an interview Friday, Millsaps said he may have made a mistake when he wrote that offenders “are not permitted to attend church services.” He said he understands the Constitution gives everyone the right to religious freedom.
“I cannot let one sex offender go to church and not let all registered sex offenders go to church.” He invited them to attend services at the county jail.
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Church leaders in Buncombe County, where Asheville is located, generally want to minister to sex offenders, he said.
The law applies to public, private and church schools that have weekday classes.
Yet the violent crime rate in Pooler is still 46% less than the average violent crime rate in the state of Georgia at 398 violent crimes for every 100,000 people, and 44% than the national violent crime rate of 386 crimes for every 100,000 citizens.For example, in Pooler there were 3,128 total crimes for every 100,0000 residents, which is 8% lower than the Georgia state average of 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 people.However, the crime rate in Pooler is 10% higher than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 citizens.But he said he’s standing by his take on North Carolina law blocking offenders from places where children are present.“I understand I can’t keep them from going to church,” he said. I’ll be the first one to say I might have made mistakes in the wording of that letter.” Millsaps has no immediate plans to arrest a sex offender should one of the 20 in his county attend church Sunday, he said.