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2 Ind. communities eye park bans for sex offenders

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A central Indiana city is moving ahead with a proposal to ban convicted sex offenders from public parks, and nearby town may consider such a move after the state Supreme Court rejected a request to throw out a similar ordinance.

The court last month declined to hear a lawsuit seeking to overturn a ban in Plainfield, letting stand without comment a state Court of Appeals ruling upholding the 2002 ordinance.

Lebanon Mayor Huck Lewis says an attorney is drafting the ordinance, which will likely be presented to the City Council Sept. 14.

Officials in Zionsville say they may eventually consider a similar ban, though council President Matt Price says the legal issue may still be unsettled.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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