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TX: How a charity for disabled vets almost gave a sex offender a free home

____ ____, 37, a war veteran and double amputee, was receiving the home mortgage-free, courtesy of the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s “Homes 4 Wounded Heroes” program. The charity worked in conjunction with the home’s most recent owner, Wells Fargo bank.

Getting a house is no small deal. Getting one for free, in a settled and safe neighborhood in small-town America, is even bigger.

____, 14 years after he was maimed by a landmine in Iraq, was ready to begin the next chapter of his life among the families of Stuarts Draft. Television news covered the event. Press releases went to area media.

But after researching a detail about the press release, The News Leader quickly learned via Google something that neither the non-profit nor Wells Fargo had discovered. The man they were about to permanently embed in a neighborhood full of families and children was a convicted sex offender who had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl, according to Wisconsin court records.

That revelation set in motion a process that led the charity to rescind the home offer. Full Article

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Certainly a forgiving bunch.

This bunch are not forgiven, either, by someone that we all need forgiveness from.

Wow, still he IS being continually punished and admonished and banished from society and NOT FORGIVEN after years of given his time for his conviction and they believe NO REHAB works and he is a THREAT??? Its a challenge for a double amp to go and grab kids or groom them? what else does this new entity do besides look for negatives, and THANK(F.Y.) YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, we can’t give you a house near all these families cuz you’ll polute it with STRANGER DANGER and SO many uneducated unfactual FEAR FACTORS in place that Wells and recent owner didn’t… Read more »

I’m absolutely incensed over this. This guy, a combat veteran, lost two limbs for his country and this is his Thanks? What next, a campaign to revoke his VA benefits and yank off his prosthetics? These are some real effing bastards that outed this poor soul and I wish the worst upon them and theirs.
Any injured combat veteran should receive free housing, meals and happiness for life!!!

Just to be clear here: He gave his service and his legs and he’s still not good enough to receive housing??? Wow.

“This was an unfortunate situation and we intend to work with the nonprofit to ensure controls are in place so a mistake like this never happens again.” OH, God forbid! We wouldn’t want to be involved with THOSE PEOPLE again. That would be BAD PR for our foundation! We have to implement a screening process to cover our collective asses from now on. You see.. it doesn’t matter how many lives you’ve saved serving your country. because the label “sex offender” discredits and de-legitimizes and circumvents ALL THAT. That “hero” narrative was not relevant anymore once they discovered him on… Read more »

While the Veterans Administration cannot deny him medical benefits for his wounds suffered in combat, they certainly can make it so he’s not buried in a military affiliated cemetery or receive any sort of Veterans Administration headstone over his grave when he is buried.

That’s as of last few years when that guidance became published. It incensed quite a few veterans and their families because it also drug and those who had already retired or had been honorably discharged from the military.

God forbid that a sex offender should ever live in a house! In a neighborhood! Where children also live! Or that a sex offender should ever be allowed to set foot inside a school! The level of fear-driven ignorance on display in this article is astounding, if not surprising.

maybe we should be using “former sex offender” or “ex sex offender” rather than sex offender

Naw.. that would humanize us! The very thing they DON’T want to happen or else public support for Megan’s Law would dwindle.

More proof that it doesn’t matter who you are today. Everything you’ve done in your life amounts to Nothing. If you have the label your life is forfeit. All will bow to the Registry. And if you’re on it…God help you.

How A Morally Disabled Charity Bowed To Ignorance

Why in hell would I support “”Homes 4 Wounded Heroes” or “Wells Fargo bank”? ever?

Government led discrimination !

Emailed to author: Brad- The style of the article itself was well put together. The article does seem to be a bit biased, maybe for the ‘sensationalism’ aspect to gain readers. I suggest to keep things fair in Journalism, since journalists, as most don’t know any better (or do so intentionally), refer to people with a sex conviction a a “Sex Offender”, that you rightfully and fairly refer to people that are homosexual, as “A Gay”, or “A Homosexual”. For example, your article written a few short decades ago, when people hated another group in this ‘Free Country’, would read:… Read more »

I am an SO from a 2003 pornography conviction. My marriage did not survive the ordeal but I have shared custody of my children, am a local business owner, own my home, generous with my community (donating my time and/or money). I’m a good father and a good friend to those around me. While I believe this is a great way to live and makes me feel good about myself, I also hope that people around me will see me for who I am and now what I’ve done. However, when I read an article like this, I fear that… Read more »

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