From the Chicago Tribune

A registered sex offender forbidden from visiting his severely ill 9-year-old son filed a lawsuit Friday against Wisconsin Children’s Hospital, arguing its visitation policy is “cruel and causes unnecessary harm to families and innocent children.”

Security guards escorted Stuart Yates from the building Tuesday, five days after his son was hospitalized with a blood infection caused by e-coli, according to the lawsuit filed in Milwaukee County. Born without some vital organs, Yates’ son has had surgical transplants of his pancreas, liver and bowels, the lawsuit said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how long the hospital’s policy of barring registered sex offenders from visiting patients has been in place, but Yates said his son was born there and there have been no problems in the past.

Yates, 49, was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child, age 15 at the time, in 1998 and was sentenced to six months’ time served… READ MORE

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