Local Sex Offenders a Cause for Concern

I got an email this week from Melinda Kidder, a private detective with a heart for children’s issues. She told me she came across information on the Internet showing that sex offenders are living and working within 1,000 feet of Columbia schools, preschools and daycare centers. “Isn’t that illegal?” she asked. “I’m working a child molester case right now, and it just wears me down,” Kidder wrote. “Seeing that these guys and one gal are living close to schools is even more disturbing.”

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