Dunlap Public Library adopts new Registered Sex Offender Policy

Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 10:25 PM CDT
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DUNLAP (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A library controversy in Dunlap led to changes Monday night.

The Board of Trustees approved a clarified statement on how registered sex offenders are to be treated when using the public facility, as allowed under state law.

A May 17 incident led to one person’s library privileges being suspended for 60 days and one employee was suspended for sharing library information.

A registered sex offender was printing facial photos of young girls, believed to be 7 and 10 years old, in May.

The new policy for the Dunlap Public Library District states sex offenders can’t linger in the doorways, and can’t use the computers in the youth services area, among other things.

The library ordered more cameras and privacy screens, as well as moved the printer closer to staff members.

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