VERMONT — On Friday, a 53-year-old child sex offender is scheduled to be released from prison in Vermont, after serving his 13-year sentence for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old autistic boy in 2000.
According to the Vermont Corrections Department, Timothy Szad is considered a high risk re-offender and they’re warning children and parents to be aware.
The 13-year sentence came after the pedophile agreed to a plea deal that spared the boy from having to testify that Szad grabbed him, carried him across a river, handcuffed and sexually assaulted him multiple times, according to the Burlington Free Press
Szad took part in a sex offender treatment program, but prison officials reportedly believe Szad is likely to offend again.
According to reports, his most likely target would be blonde haired, blue eyed boys 12 to 13-years of age.
Rep. Kurt Wright of Burlington, Vermont, tried to push the legislature to pass a law that allowed the state to indefinitely hold sex offenders if authorities determined they were unable to control their impulses.
The measure known as ‘civil confinement’ was not passed in 2007, but Rep. Burlington hopes to revive it, according to WCAX.com.
Now, authorities are going door-to-door to try to warn residents of the pedophile’s release on Friday. Click here to read more about those efforts on WCAX.com.