(WESH) It may be the newest trend to keep sex offenders from moving in next door: build a playground.
That's exactly what one subdivision in Daytona Beach, Florida did.
The resident behind the project is Ryan Will, a prosecutor with the state attorney's office.
Will grew concerned after learning a neighbor was being investigated for possible computer sex crimes, so he started researching ways to prevent sex offenders from moving to the neighborhood.
"Before I did murder cases, I did sex offender cases, so I started looking at residency requirements and started looking into how to build a playground. What it takes and what would happen once it's established," he said.
State and city laws bar sex offenders whose victims are younger than 16 from living within 1,000 feet of schools, parks or playgrounds.
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