NAUGATUCK – Registered sex offenders will no longer be allowed on most borough-owned property.
The Board of Mayor and Burgesses unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday that bans any person convicted of a sexual offense from frequenting borough-owned parks, schools, playgrounds, recreation centers, event centers, pools, gyms, sports fields, trails, passive recreational areas, open space land, or sports facilities.
The ordinance was inspired by a borough woman who was confronted by a man who had assaulted her as a child in a public space, according to Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess.
“One of our young citizens felt uncomfortable in our town,” Hess said. “It was very difficult for her to tell me what happened. Once I heard it and listened and talked to her, it took me about one-tenth of a second to figure out that this was the right thing to do.”