Illinois state law makes it a crime for sex offenders to step foot in a public park. An appeals court in Illinois has ruled the law unconstitutional for punishing innocent conduct. This ruling was instigated by the conviction of Marc A. Pepitone who was arrested while walking his dog.

Read more by Marcie Shields for Courthouse News Service:

http://courthousenews.com/illinois-court-strikes-sex-offender-park-ban/

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