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By The Associated Press

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Correction officials said Thursday they have a new plan for a high-risk sex offender scheduled to be released from prison: He's moving out of state.

The Department of Corrections is notifying police in the place where the sex offender, Timothy Szad, is going but isn't releasing the information publicly, said Dale Crook, the department's director of field supervision.

Officials said last week Szad, 53, would be living with his elderly parents in Springfield, a town of about 9,000 residents, but that plan fell apart after public outcry.

The case highlights a dilemma in releasing sex offenders: Correction officials and police sometimes see a requirement to notify the public about the possible danger, but broad notification can generate such opposition that living arrangements can fall apart.

A homeless sex offender is more dangerous than one with a stable place to live, said state Rep. Alice Emmons, chairwoman of the Vermont House committee that oversees correction.

“Where's he going to go?” asked Emmons, D-Springfield. “Is he going to live under a bridge? Is that secure to a community?”

 

 
 


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