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When -- minutes past the hour now -- high risk sex offender is set to walk out of prison tomorrow.
And that was corrections officials issuing a very specific warning along with -- twelve and thirteen year old boys would blond hair and blue eyes could be in danger.
The warning is issued in Springfield Vermont population 9000.
That's where this man or this man we're about to show you -- -- is his name Timothy is -- will leave the southern state correctional facility in Springfield a free man.
He is 65 to 55.
A -- a file admitted that back in 2000 he grabbed -- boy who was reportedly autistic.
And that child was as that child was fishing along -- river -- -- -- admits that he handcuffed the boy it been sexually assaulted him not once but twice.
-- -- had planned to move into his parents' home in Springfield after his release but they reportedly -- did because of threats.
According to Vermont state law is -- must notify the state sex offender registry wherever he does decide to live and if he doesn't he'll face jail time.
But other than that he faces no restrictions at all joining us now on the phone is the Springfield police chief a Douglas Johnson chief thank you.
Good afternoon you know he's served his time I get it the -- -- -- there's nothing more you can do but that I'm sure that's no comfort to people in your -- I don't know what is -- -- possibly there is very concern amongst the residents in Springfield here.
And what we have done this.
Try to notify everybody we possibly can -- The -- release of Tim Timothy.
As a registered sex offender there are lots of restrictions on his movement though right -- -- near schools what what are the restrictions.
Pile up very shaken Zach.
I'm although I am a long way out there all they have to do is registered.
With the sex offender registry.
We got word today.
That that he's now planning to reside out of states somewhere.
And he he admitted to his crime right.
This that this crime occurred south of Springfield in the town of Rockingham.
And -- regulated to handle that was the Vermont state police.
And he's a bit like thirteen years and in prison at -- -- how often.
-- -- people's sex offenders get out of prison all the time it's it's just we don't always hear about it.
I'm curious I have I -- -- only assume that this child whom he violated.
Maybe match the description that's been given out for kids who were warned is that is that fair.
Yeah I think it's a fair assessment.
And as he said any thing about.
Sometimes sexual predators as they're getting out of prison will be like look -- control myself provide good but I -- so you ought to know has he done any of that.
You know -- not to my knowledge.
I haven't had any direct contact -- corrections -- and inform me.
-- anything like that I know he's taking.
Treatment for us.
For the six being a sex offender.
And them last saying no they planned on.
Having him continue the treatment outside that once he gets outside -- please not obligated.
Have have folks there in Springfield been been calling you're you're you're the police department about this.
While that we -- -- we've putted out on our FaceBook page and we we've alerted the schools.
-- we are planning to though.
Darted Doyle won't vote on -- talk to the neighborhood.
-- when not.
You're really gonna reside in Springfield the department of corrections we had beaten several meetings prior to this and that's where we had planned to do.
And then late Wednesday afternoon.
And everything was put on -- and now we and we are told that he wasn't going to be residing in Springfield.
And chief Doug Johnston thanks for being with us appreciate -- I thank you.
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