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Iowa bill keeps sexually violent predators out of nursing homes

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

The Iowa Senate unanimously approved a measure prohibiting judges from sending sexually violent predators to nursing homes on Wednesday.

The House version would require that residents and their families be notified when anyone listed on the state's sex offender registry is admitted and ban sexually violent predators.

The Senate-passed measure also calls for a study of the issue. A final version will be negotiated by members of the House and Senate.

The bill was sparked by a case in Pomeroy, where an 83-year-old sex offender was transferred to a care center, then was suspected of abusing a woman.

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