Daily News

Lori Collins, convicted in 2002 of statutory rape for having sex with a 15 year old when she was39, searched lonely stretches of country roads and scoured industrial lots for a place she couldlive as a registered sex offender. When she finally thought she found a house 35 miles east ofAtlanta, she learned it was near a school bus stop, which means the house is off-limits under a newGeorgia law, one of the strictest sex offender laws in the nation. Georgia's law prohibits themfrom living, working or loitering within 1,000 feet of just about anywhere kids gather, schools,churches, parks, pools or one of the state's 150,000 school bus stops.

(Atlanta, Georgia)