Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Update + Some Scary Statistics

New complaints about teacher caught in sex scandal

Some residents in Christine Scarlett's neighborhood are angry the sexually oriented offender lives within one thousand feet of a school.
Last June Scarlett was sentenced to 180 days of house arrest. Her home is on Walnut Drive. The property line is aproximately 400 feet from Kinsner elementary school. It is part of the Strongsville District.

The Cuyahoga County Sex Offender Unit knows she is not complying with state law by residing within 1000 feet of a school, but spokesman, Lt. Reginald Eakins, says there is nothing the county can do about it.

The law was written without penalty for non compliance. Lt. Eakins says it is up to the city law director to file a claim in civil court to compel Scarlett to move.

Scarlett was convicted of sexual battery and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The former school teacher had an affair with a 17 year old student which resulted in the birth of a child.

According to county records, Scarlett is one of 1,115 sex offenders who live within 1,000 feet of a school. That's more than 38% of all registered sex offenders in the county.

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