Yes, this is a HUGE mistake. They wasted tons of money printing out bogus fliers, and with vigilantes out there, this man could have been the victim of a crime by a vigilante, due to the sheriff's mistake. And yes, this can happen to you as well, and you could possibly be harmed as well.
Toledo man is not the person on a card sent by the sheriff's office
A Toledo man gets a letter saying a sex offender lives at his house. Even his neighbors were notified!
The problem: he's not a sex offender and he's the only one living there. It's a major mistake by the Lucas County sheriff's office that could happen to you.
A card shows a 23-year-old sex offender living on Nevada. The guy who actually lives there is forty years older than that. _____ may look young for 67, but he's certainly no 23-year-old.
_____ and his neighbors got a postcard saying registered sex offender _____ lives at his home at 1721 Nevada. Neighbor _____ says, "You would think before they pass cards out, someone would come out here and question who lives here."
So we went to find out why nobody in the sheriff's office checks these addresses. Acting Sgt. Becky Hussing told us, "We have 900 sex offenders in the city and one detective for all of them."
One detective to keep 900 sex offenders honest. When we asked how effective is the program, Hussing said we would "have to check with the detective and the lieutenant, and they're both on vacation."
In the meantime, the acting seargent in the records bureau tells us new cards will go out to _____ and his neighbors with a correction.
A neighbor said, "Should have had somebody come out here and make sure he lives here before start printing these papers." But it didn't happen and with one detective to check, it could happen again.
"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)
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