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WI: Sex offender wins appeal to live near city park

A 42-year-old registered sexual offender has won an appeal to live in the City of Sun Prairie within 500 feet of Thoreau Park.

Thomas J. Forsythe was convicted in the 2011 second degree sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl and served six years in prison. Forsythe pleaded guilty to the charges and is now on six years extended supervision. He sexually assaulted the teen at a Village of Windsor hotel in July 2011.

Forsythe asked for an exemption to a city ordinance so he can live on Leopold Way with a family member who he credits for helping him reintegrate into the community after being released from Oshkosh Correctional Institute in April. read more

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