EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A convicted sex offender who molested his niece
when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen
years after he was sent to prison for the crime.
Outraged, the Oklahoma woman, now 21, called lawmakers, the police
and advocacy groups to plead with them to take action. Danyelle Dyer
soon discovered that what Harold Dwayne English did in June is perfectly
legal in the state — as well as in 44 others that don't specifically
bar sex offenders from living near their victims, according to the
National Conference of State Legislatures.