JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) — A convicted sex offender is not welcome in a Jefferson County neighborhood.
Residents hoped a St. Louis County judge would revoke the bond of Korey ______ after a RING doorbell camera captured a potential bond violation. “I’m honestly just terrified of him being around,” said Morgan Pisoni who lives across the street from Korey ______ .
Korey ______ is a former police officer who was previously convicted of molesting a boy under the age of 10 in 2007. Pisoni has a son around the same age as Korey ______ ‘s victim. “I’m terrified to keep my kids outside,” she said, “They can’t play chalk. It’s just an overwhelming uncomfortable feeling.”
In late 2020, Pisoni’s RING doorbell captured video of a young boy accompanied by two adults, unrelated to Korey ______ , leaving the home where Korey ______ lives. Korey ______ is not allowed to be around minors. The video was turned over to police and in court, the St. Louis County prosecutor argued Korey ______ should have his bond revoked.
Witnesses testified that Korey ______ made no contact with the unrelated child, but the prosecutor argued Korey ______ should have told the child and his mother to leave the house. The judge called it a boneheaded move on Korey ______ ‘ part, but did not revoke his bond.
The Kreutzman family also lives on the same block. They said they believe Korey ______ is trying to intimidate neighbors. They say a large set of eyeballs were plastered on Korey ______ ‘s garage, along with other signs that say “love thy neighbor as thyself” and “leave me alone.”
The Kreutzmans put up their own sign that reads “keep pedophiles off our streets.”
The Pisoni’s put up a sign that reads “neighborhood watch – we are watching you.”
Disputes between neighbors and registered sex offenders are concerning to Vicki Henry, the president of (WAR) Women Against Registry. She said her organization favors getting rid of the sex offender registry. Henry believes offenders should serve their time, then be allowed to live in peace once they return to society.
“You know my advice is get to know this person,” Henry said. “None of us are defined by our worst moment. None of us.” Henry has a family member that’s on the registry and doesn’t believe the registry is beneficial. “I would say you have a right to know, but it doesn’t help you,” she said.