Neighbors speak out against sex offender placement
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MILWAUKEE - Two convicted sex offenders are about to call Milwaukee home after being locked up for decades.
Neighbors started getting safety alert bulletins Sunday night and they have been on edge every since.
“I am furious and disgusted,” said Block Watch Captain Tony Heller.
He can’t believe two men with a violent history of sexually assaulting women are moving in, in a few days and he’s not alone.
“That these disgusting men are going to be living right across the street from 12-year old daughter,” said a worried Denise Garcia.
61-year old L.C.Streeter and 48-year old Robert Fowler will be under house arrest when they move into the neighborhood.
Both men served their sentences but were committed to additional time because they were initially considered sexually violent and too dangerous to be released until now.
Neighbors are so concerned about the sex offenders moving in they have surveillance cameras pointed at the front door and they plan to add more cameras.
During a two hour meeting, neighbors near 77th and Lisbon heard from Milwaukee Police, the District Attorney’s office, Departments of Corrections and Health Services on why the men are now under court order to be released after years of treatment and how the men will be closely monitored with a GPS bracelet.
“They cannot mow their lawn, shovel their driveway or sit out on the front porch,” said Jason Cram, Supervised Release Program Manager with DHS. “They must be inside the house unless they are under chaperone."
The state says it will cost taxpayers $200,000 a year to supervise these two men who have earned their right to be released. Keeping them under lock and key, costs $300,000 a year.