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Ohio Nursing Homes Tackle Threat of Sex Offenders


by Katie Wedell

Nursing homes residents are among our most vulnerable citizens and safeguards are in place to protect them. But an investigation by this newspaper found that many seniors are not always safe from registered sex offenders who might be living down the hall.

The I-Team found that about 140 sex offenders reside in 43 nursing homes across Ohio. That number likely is higher because reporting requirements for offenders have changed in recent years.

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