Lawsuit says Illinois law restricting child sex offenders too vague
Six registered child sex offenders want a judge to stop Illinois from enforcing laws they say are unconstitutionally vague and unfairly restrict their movements.
A lawsuit filed Monday on their behalf in Chicago federal court cites several laws, including those barring sex offenders from public parks and from facilities where programs for children are conducted.
It says the laws could be interpreted as prohibiting registered offenders from ever going to church, libraries or museums – even when kids aren’t around.
The 19-page suit says the plaintiffs were convicted of sex-crimes against children but never reoffended. Their names aren’t given.
The filing names Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and State Police Director Leo Schmitz as defendants. Madigan’s office hadn’t seen the suit. A message seeking comment from state police wasn’t returned.