Sunday, September 30, 2012

TX - Sex offender faces eviction notice deadline in Plano

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PLANO - [name withheld] is on a mission to keep a roof over his family's head.

I'm trying to give my family a place to live, and we don't want to be homeless, and that could be a result of this," he said.

Cross Creek Apartments told [name withheld], his wife, and four children they have to be out of their apartment by October 1. They got an eviction notice saying he failed to tell the complex he's a registered sex offender.

[name withheld] said he told them his story before he moved in.

On Saturday morning, he demanded to see his leasing paperwork to prove his point.

The complex manager refused to let [name withheld] into the office.

I’m sorry, [name withheld]," she said. "You guys are not allowed on my property, and you need to contact the attorney."

The complex manager told News 8 to leave and refused to answer questions.

I had no idea that every time we turned around as a family — trying to be a good father and be a husband — that this would continue to be an issue well into adulthood," [name withheld] said.

[name withheld] is required to register as a sex offender until he's 31 years old. He's now 26.

When he was 12 years old, [name withheld] inappropriately touched his sister. "A childhood indiscretion," he said. "I was not mature enough to make a decision that I did."

After his mother asked their church for help, a counselor there turned [name withheld] in to police. He spent three years in juvenile detention.

He says he was just a kid, but now is labeled a "sex offender" and can't catch a break.

It surprises me every day the leaps and bounds that I have to go through to stay in compliance and to give my family a home and to make an income," [name withheld] said.

He said he’s back in college working on a degree, and hasn't been in trouble again. He plans to fight the eviction notice in court, and hopes a judge rules that he and his family remain.

1 comment :

nathan rabalais said...

she is suppose to show the contract by refusing to show it she her self is breaching the contract which makes it null in void so either way his contract is no good unless she shows proof of it to him and if i was this man i would fight this in court and he has 30 days from the time the evicton is served i would stay as long as i can