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campus security: [March 2010]

Lake Michigan College Bans Child Sex Crime Offenders
From "Lake Michigan College Bans Child Sex Crime Offenders" by Associated Press, The Detroit News, March 4, 2010

Lake Michigan College has banned child sex offenders from attending classes on its four campuses. Three students have been suspended under the new rule, but they will be allowed to take online courses. The decision was prompted by a man who signed up for winter semester classes and told school officials that he was a registered sex offender and his victim had been a child. The man was not allowed to enroll. The college provides daycare at two of its campuses, and children visit the other campuses, said college spokeswoman Laura Kraklau. The ban does not cover students convicted of a sex crime against an adult. Miriam Aukerman, an attorney with Legal Aid of Western Michigan, said the rule was too broad and could punish people who pose no threat to children, including 17-year-olds convicted of having sex with 15-year-olds, and people who committed offenses when they were much younger. 

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