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No Sex Offenders in Parks, Say Laguna Hills Officials

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At a City Council meeting last night, officials in Laguna Hills voted to ban registered sex offenders from the area's parks, reports NBC Los Angeles. The ban will apply to the city's 15 parks, and possibly to private parks as well.

According to the OC Register, the council considered adopting a regulation that was more in line with a law passed in Irvine that applied only to sex offenders that have targeted children. The Irvine law, they suggested, might be more easy to defend in court.

Laguna Hills' new regulation is set to go into effect on January 12.