This editorial will appear in Monday’s print edition.
For years now the state has maintained a registry of sex offenders and where they live. But apparently no one thought to match that registry against the addresses of those who provide child care or foster care.
That was an unfortunate oversight, because a new state audit reveals that sometimes those addresses do overlap.
The audit, which began about 18 months ago, found 28 instances of registered sex offenders living in child care or foster care settings since 2002. In 24 of the cases, the care provider had concealed the offender’s presence from social service oversight.
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