They don't say if the man was breaking any laws and if he wasn't, then they have no say in if he can or cannot stay there, legally.
By Nikki Junewicz
Leading up to the meeting, concerned neighbors went door to door and handed out flyers to spread the word about it. Their efforts paid off. Before a room of upset parents, the Green Bay Sex Offender Residency Board reversed itself and voted not to allow [name withheld] to live with his parents on Huron Road.
"I am not willing to put my children at risk, I will leave our home."
For Vickie Marquardt, sex offender [name withheld]'s residency hits close to home, literally. She lives right next door to 471 Huron Road with her three daughters.
"I would have left our home guaranteed, but now they will be happy that they know there will be no bad guy next door," explains Marquardt.
Marquardt was among the group of neighbors who came out to rally against [name withheld], saying all of the children in the area would tempt him into committing the crime again. Ultimately, they prevailed.
After [name withheld] apologized for his actions, and his parents threw their support behind him, the board decided he can't live there.
- And so does being forcibly exiled from every place you move to.
Which raised a concern for one board member, worried about the precedent this kind of decision may set.
"Everyone is going to complain about every person we put, everywhere we put them, I think we're setting ourselves up to fight that battle every month if we do this," said board member Renee' Keehan.
The board told [name withheld] he can come back to them in the future and request to live at that address, or somewhere else in the city.