Madison: Arne Dahl and his girlfriend have lived in their home on Voges Road on Madison's southeast side for 7 years. His world has become a lot more stressful in the past few months. "It's pretty frightening, to be honest with ya."
Last November Madison Police informed the community that registered sex offender Harry Montey was moving into the neighborhood. Montey was previously convicted for sexual assault of a child and neighbors were warned he had the potential to re–offend.
The bulletin says Montey's victims were boys between 9 and 14 years old.
Dahl says Montey lives right next door. But the news just got worse.
"Recently we were informed by Department of Corrections that another sex offender would be moving into the same residence," says Captain Tom Snyder of the Madison Police Department.
The latest flier showed convicted rapist William Marberry was going to be Montey's roommate.
Neighbor Marchita Krenz did not take the news well. "I was petrified. In fact I started having nightmares and not sleeping good. I'm always worried about locking the doors up tight."
Arne is worried too, "My girl gets up early in the morning and leaves. A lot of times it's dark. I have motion lights but it's a scary thing really."
The whole situation leaves neighbors feeling frustrated. "You can't do nothing about it. They're going to put it there and we've got to like it or lump it," says Marchita.
"I would think we would have some rights too to protect the people in the area. There's nothing saying he won't do it again," says Arne.
"We all empathize with community members in this situation. I don't think anyone asks to have a sex offender living in their backyard," says Captain Snyder.
There is a neighborhood meeting scheduled for Wednesday night at 6:30 to give residents more information about the most recent sex offender.
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