By Tim Kowols
Townships and District Attorneys have a limited basis to provide legal reasons to deny the placement of sex offenders according to a Brown County Assistant District Attorney in the wake of a Forest County man possibly being relocated on a temporary basis to Door County. 51-year-old Jeffrey LeVasseur’s future residence has been questioned since he was approved for supervised release in September 2016, where not much success was found until last December in Forest County. After objections came to the site, alternative placement locations in the town of Egg Harbor and in Jefferson County have been proposed. The placement can be objected to by the town, the county, and the District Attorney’s office, but Brown County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Greene, who also works in Door and Forest Counties in cases of sexual and violent persons, says realistically their only option is to provide alternative residences.
According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette Sunday, Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin has responded with an informal objection, stating LeVasseur should live in Forest County where the crimes were committed. Greene says the Jefferson County location is still pending law enforcement review.