A new Lee County law designed to keep children safe from predators is facing its first court challenge. The ordinance bans sex offenders from getting too close to kids.
But the first man arrested for breaking the new rules, Joseph Comfort, calls it unconstitutional. He was convicted of sexual battery on his wife in 1991. This past July, he was arrested when he was caught sunbathing at a community pool in Lehigh Acres.
Comfort claims the ordinance is not only too vague and too broad, but says violates his basic rights.