In March 2013, residents of a Milwaukee neighborhood were told two convicted sex offenders, Shawn Schulpius and Edwin West, would be their new neighbors.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, DEMOCRAT, addressed the crowd at a neighborhood meeting:
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said the men have served their sentences as well as many years at a secure treatment center for sex offenders in Mauston and now experts have determined, and a judge has agreed, that they should be allowed back into society.That, of course, was utter crap.
"I understand there are great concerns of everyone in this room," Chisholm said at the meeting inside St. Veronica Church on E. Norwich Ave. "We treat all these cases like they're our neighborhood."
Are there convicted sex offenders living in Chisholm's neighborhood?
Shawn Schulpius and Edwin West are very bad, very dangerous men.
Nonetheless, officials chose to dump them in a nice Milwaukee neighborhood. Residents were helpless.
"Experts" decided Schulpius and West were ready to return to society.
Those "experts" were wrong about West.
From 620 WTMJ:
A notorious child sex offender violated the terms of his release by initiating a relationship with and inappropriately touching one of his caretakers, court documents said.I'm sure the residents take no satisfaction in being able to say, "I told you so."
Edwin West was accused of violating his release on April 28 and remanded to the Milwaukee County Jail, according to the documents.
The petition for revocation of supervised release was filed by the state Department of Health Services, the state agency charged with helping problematic sex offenders transition back into the community.
In 1993, West was convicted of second degree sexual assault of a child. He was labeled a sexually violent person and committed by the state in 1997, but completed his sentence in 2012. That is when he moved into a house on Van Beck Avenue in the Bay View neighborhood, despite the objections of the community.
As part of his DHS supervised release, West was routinely chaperoned by an individual known as a "community care technician." That female chaperone alleged she was inappropriately touched by West on April 16. The petition for revocation alleges West began a relationship with the chaperone last September.
West is also accused of using Facebook and the phone book to research information on his neighbors.
West is gone, but Schulpius remains, a ticking time bomb.
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