Galveston passes sex offender ordinance

April 15, 2011 2:31:21 PM PDT
The Galveston City Council has passed new restrictions on where registered sex offenders can live.

The ordinance was approved Thursday night. It prohibits sex offenders from living within or entering within 2,000 feet of specified child safety zones like schools and parks.

The new restrictions apply to future registered sex offenders who reside in Galveston.

To find out if a sex offender lives in your neighborhood, we have a link to the sex offender database here.