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Buckeye HOA Bans Sex Offenders From Common Areas

Late last year a Goodyear homeowner’s association voted to ban sex offenders from living in the neighborhood. Now an HOA in Buckeye is following suit.

Master-planned community Verrado voted unanimously to stop Level II and III sex offenders from being in the neighborhood’s common areas.

Residents were recently notified by police of a Level III offender moving into the community.

The Verrado resolution determined Level III offenders present an unreasonable danger to residents because of their access to common areas. So, the community banned them.

The decision comes after the Arizona legislature passed a bill last year allowing HOA’s to regulate those level sex offenders living in the community.

Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.