A Decatur, Georgia man is being charged with violating a Georgia law that requires sex offenders must not come within 500 feet of a school. On January 25th, a man required to register visited Parsons Elementary School for one hour to attend one of his own child’s school events.
Georgia law does provide an exemption, where the person is “attending a meeting about their own child and notifies school administration of their presence”, but the man failed to notify the school. He now faces prison time.
If you think the rule is unfairly harsh and can’t imagine anyone being prosecuted for violating it; the same court sentenced someone to two years in prison for a similar violation.this past May!