MN: Convicted sex offender suing because he has to move

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  A convicted sex offender has filed a federal lawsuit because the city of West St. Paul has told him he has to move.  Fifty-two-year-old Tom Evenstad is blocked by a city ordinance from living within 12-hundred feet of a school, licensed child-care facility or state-licensed group home.  Evenstad’s attorney argued the ordinance is violates his constitutional rights because it imposes retroactive punishment.  The restrictions mean there is almost no location in that suburb where he can live.  He was granted emergency relief and is allowed to keep living in his friend’s home, but Evenstad wants that to be his permanent address. (Source)

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