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Armstrong Creek residents discuss the potential placement of a sex offender in townSubmitted: 08/21/2017
Armstrong Creek residents discuss the potential placement of a sex offender in town
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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ARMSTRONG CREEK - Monday night in Armstrong Creek, dozens gathered to discuss a sex offender potentially being placed in town. Jeffrey LeVasseur was found guilty of first-degree sexual assault of a child in 1995. 

The State Department of Health notified members of the town board recently that a property in Armstrong Creek is being considered to house LeVasseur when he is released.


"The meeting tonight was our first response to that and endeavoring to develop a strategy or what is really going to be a challenging if not difficult issue, but it's important to our community," said Armstrong Creek Town Chairman Howard Young.

The board members urged people to write letters to the Circuit Court judge handling the case to argue that a sex offender should not be placed in Armstrong Creek.

The board argued that because Armstrong Creek is a rural town, it would take the police quite some time to respond to any emergency.

Board members also believe that the home on Ziolkowski road would be an inappropriate location.

"At the end of a road that dead ends with two homes where in one there is at least one young lady residing, a daughter, and in another a single woman, and we just think that's an untenable situation," said Young.

The town board will host another meeting next Monday evening at 6 p.m. It plans to share more information and take questions from the public at that time.


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