Sex offenders sharing Edwardsville home relocate

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Concerned residents in an Edwardsville community are relieved to find out that a group of convicted sex offenders has relocated out of their neighborhood.

On Wednesday the Edwardsville Police Department confirmed that three men with sexual-related offenses were relocated and no longer living at a home located at 633 South 6th Street.

Back on Monday, June 8, dozens of people shared their concerns during an Edwardsville City Council meeting about four felons, who had begun living at the home which neighbors deemed a “halfway house.” FOX 4 later learned the home is part of a reentry program which helps offenders re-enter society after being released from prison.

Police partnered with the Department of Corrections and the owner of the home to determined that the proximity of the house to a near-by park, as well as the overall concentration of children in the area was “perceivably not conducive to healthy and safe environment.”  It was mutually decided to relocated the three convicted sex offenders as a precaution, however the fourth resident, who was convicted with second degree murder, will have the right to either stay or choose to be relocated.

On Wednesday, an area daycare owner also confirmed to FOX 4 that three of the four men had moved out of the house as of Tuesday.