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Washington State Audit: 28 Sex Offenders Lived In Child Care Homes

SEATTLE (AP) - A new state audit has found 28 sex offenders lived in state regulated or subsidized child care settings between 2002 and 2012. And one sex offender worked as a high school janitor undetected for nine years.
    
The performance audit by the state auditor's office recommends several concrete ways the state can do a better job of protecting children from sex offenders in child care, foster care and schools.
    
The audit released Wednesday found that all of these cases could have been prevented if everyone was strictly following state laws. A spokeswoman for the auditor's office on Friday commended state agencies for taking action to improve their procedures when they learned of the problems.
    
And the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction thanked the auditor for pointing out a gap in their procedures.

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