MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – News that a convicted child killer has moved into the city prompted the mayor to create a committee to study tightening restrictions on where sex offenders can live.

Douglas Simmons lived briefly in Derry in January, but moved back to Connecticut after the community rallied against him. Last week, he moved to Manchester and registered as a child offender.

Mayor Frank Guinta says he thinks the city should take another look at preventing sex offenders from living near schools, libraries, parks or other places where children gather.

Simmons served 22 years in prison for killing a 6-year-old girl in Norwich, Conn. Authorities said he also admitted molesting the girl, but was not charged with that crime.


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