HYPOCRISY WATCH: Prater Calls Parts of Sex Offender Law "Almost Unenforceable"

“A hundred registered sex offenders live closer to schools than the law allows. Lane does nothing, despite repeated complaints from police.”From 2006 Prater campaign commercial, “Ask a Police Officer”

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says language in the state’s current sex-offender law make parts of it “almost unenforceable.”

Prater says the law — which prohibits sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school, park or day-care center — requires prosecutors to prove that an offender knowingly moved into a restricted area.

That’s something he says is “incredibly difficult” and it has kept Oklahoma County prosecutors from charging anyone under that section of the law.

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