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WI: 65 PERCENT OF REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS APPROVED FOR GREEN BAY HOUSING EXEMPTION SINCE NOV. 2018

Darlene Esquivel did not want Theodore Blazek to be able to live next door.

Blazek, a registered sex offender convicted of possession of child pornography, asked for an exemption to a Green Bay ordinance that bars registered sex offenders with a conviction involving children from living within 1,500 feet of schools, parks, and playgrounds. Blazek declined an on-camera interview, but said he is not a threat and wants to live in the home because he owns it.

Esquivel said she told her nine-year-old daughter about Blazek’s history.

“She’s fearful living in her own home,” Esquivel said of her daughter.

Esquivel lives in a Green Bay neighborhood near Mason Street and Webster Avenue; she was among several residents of the area who asked for Blazek to be denied the exemption.

Blazek was approved for the housing exemption. read more

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