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No-contact order doesn’t extend to relatives (access required)

Court of Appeals says only victims of sex offenders protected

A no-contact order preventing a convicted rapist from contacting his victim’s three young daughters has been vacated after the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that, under state law, such orders can protect only the victims of sex offenses, and not their immediate families. The court took care to note in its Jan. 19 opinion, however, ...

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