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By Shelby Croft
MILWAUKEE - A notorious sex offender is about to be released from prison, and will move into a Milwaukee neighborhood with another sex offender.
People living near the Van Beck Avenue neighborhood on the city's south side met at St. Veronica Church with city officials about the situation.
[name withheld #1] was convicted in the 1990s of sexually assaulting two women. [name withheld #2] was convicted more than 20 years ago of raping several family members. After finishing their sentences, both were housed in a secure facility, where they received treatment.
Now, they're about to be released from the system, and plan to live together.
"This is a quiet, stable neighborhood, where we hoped to raise a family," said neighbor John Tindall. He has two children, and from their back yard, they can see the home where [name withheld #1] and [name withheld #2] will live.
Milwaukee county district attorney John Chisolm organized Monday's meeting. He says there's nothing authorities can do to stop the men from moving in. But he says the men will be on supervised release, with GPS monitoring and a supervisor with them any time they leave their house.
While neighbors learned what they should do if they suspected the men were violating the conditions of their release, many told 12 News they wish they didn't have to be the eyes and ears for officials.