New SC sex offender law goes into effect

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A law protecting kids from convicted sex offenders went into effect on Monday.

The proximity law won't allow sex offenders to live within one thousand feet of places like schools, day cares and public playgrounds.

It applies to new offenders who are convicted of certain crimes against minors or looking to change where they live.

For example, the offender has to be convicted of one of three crimes. The crimes are first or second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct with a minor or kidnapping someone under 18.

Former Gov. Mark Sanford signed the law back in 2008.

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