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Judge considers fate of sex offender files

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Judge considers fate of sex offender files

AP News, KGMI News Reporting

KENNEWICK, Wash. – A judge is deciding whether people should have access to detailed records of low-level sex offenders.

The Tri-City Herald reports the judge heard arguments Friday in Benton County Superior Court.

A woman requested copies of records that include names, birthdays, phone numbers, pictures and more for Level 1 sex offenders.

Level 1 offenders are the least likely to re-offend.

Lawyers for the offenders argue they’ll face harm if the files are released.