Benton County Judge rules sex offender data not public information

<p>Sex Offender Records</p>

Sex Offender Records

A Benton County judge has ruled personal information of low-level sex offenders is not public information and should not be released to Donna Zink, the former mayor of Mesa.

Judge Bruce Spanner's decision comes after more than a month of deliberations about whether the information should be released to Zink.

In writing his 13-page decision, Judge Spanner says the information -- if released -- would cause irreparable harm.