Convicted Sex Offender Challenges Lifetime Ban on Social Media Sites

Today’s Sex Offender Research Blog has an interesting story about a North Carolina Sex Offender who is challenging a lifetime ban on accessing Facebook, Myspace, and other social media sites. In addition to banning sex offenders from going to schools and other places where children congregate. North Carolina law bans sex offenders from joining or using social media sites that also admit children. Last year, the attorney representing the challengers succeeded in striking down a North Carolina law which created a 300 foot buffer between sex offenders and places where children congregated. As applied, this law stopped sex offenders from going to church.