Green Bay residents fight to block sex offender
- August 12, 2013 - 12:30 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Some Green Bay residents are fighting the placement of a sex offender in their community.
It's an uphill battle because Samuel Brandt already has received city and state approval to move into his mother's house when he's released this month.
The 50-year-old has served more than seven years after being convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.
The Press-Gazette Media reports (http://gbpg.net/1cFPyp6 ) residents have lobbied city and state officials, circulated fliers, issued alerts on social media and gathered more than 100 signatures on a petition.
Vickie Marquardt, who lives next door with her three young daughters, says the state is throwing him into a "candy dish."
Assistant City Attorney Kail Decker says he's never seen such an outpouring of criticism from a neighborhood where a sex offender is moving.
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