No one has brought up Megan's Law.
Here is a link...this could take the pressure off the elders when a sex offender comes in/back to the congregation.
Q: How can Megan's Law Help?
A: Megan's Law can help individuals in communities to be proactive by taking necessary precautions to protect themselves and their children from known high risk resident sex offenders. The law can also assists law enforcement agencies by providing detailed information regarding previously convicted sex offenders to be utilized for investigative purposes.