Caledonia Sex Offender Placement Reversed
On Wednesday, Racine County Circuit Court Judge Wynne Laufenberg vacated her original approval for placement of two sexually violent persons. The placement was originally thought to meet the criteria for placement, but after Caddy Vista residents brought objections to my office, County Executive Jonathon Delagrave, and the Village of Caledonia, we found that the oversight committee originally tasked with finding homes for the sex offenders overlooked key landmarks which actually should have exempted the location from being considered in the first place. On Wednesday, the Judge ordered the Racine County 980 Committee to find a new location within 120 days.
This is great news for the hundreds of Caddy Vista neighborhood residents who contacted me and others about the potential danger this placement would cause to the neighborhood and surrounding area. I am glad the court reconsidered the placement of these sex offenders, and am hopeful they will find a more appropriate location to house these two predators. Thank you to every single person who participated in getting this placement revisited.