Iowa care facility residents not informed of ex offenders
DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa officials say state-run care facilities don't inform residents or their families when convicted sex offenders are placed in the facilities, saying doing so would violate state law even though the information is listed on a state website.
The Des Moines Register reports that Gov. Terry Branstad backed a 2012 bill that would have required care facilities to notify residents and their families when a convicted sex offender was moving in.
The proposed bill, which was not passed, came in the wake of an alleged assault in 2011 in Pomeroy.
A convicted sex offender was accused of molesting a 95-year-old woman in a nursing home.