Thursday, 16 May 2013

Land Of The Free

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Sex offender accused of illegally circulating petitions

"A state law prohibiting convicted sex offenders from circulating petitions is being used to prosecute a Rapid City man banned from county courthouse property more than a year ago.

It also could be the first time a law passed by the 2012 Legislature prohibiting registered sex offenders from circulating petitions has been applied.

During a court hearing Tuesday, attorney Dennis Groff said he is working with the Pennington County State's Attorney's Office to resolve the charges against his client, DK.

Rapid City police arrested K, 75, after he was seen collecting signatures on a Bill Clayton recall petition on April 11 at the Rapid City Public Library.

A library security officer spotted K collecting signatures outside the library. When officers arrived, they found him seated inside the library discussing the petition, according to police reports."

SD sex offender accused of illegal petitioning

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