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MD: Baltimore County lawmaker proposes banning student sex offenders from school campuses

A Baltimore County state senator is drafting a proposal to prohibit student sex offenders from school campuses statewide.

Baltimore County state Sen. Kathy Klausmeier on Monday said the bill would apply to registered sex offenders regardless of their age — prekindergarten through high school. The state already has laws prohibiting other sex offenders from school campuses, she said.

The proposal comes after Santino E. Sudano, a 21-year-old Parkville High School student, was charged in December with second degree rape, according to court documents. Sudano had pleaded guilty to a fourth degree sex offense in April 2018. The charges in the two cases were first reported by Fox 45.

Klausmeier said she was “appalled” to hear what happened at Parkville High. She vowed lawmakers “will stop this from ever occurring again.”

“The bill will say that no sex offender is allowed at any school, period,” she said. read more

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