PINE HILLS, Fla. — A community learned on Monday that an accused repeat sex offender will be released back into their community, again.
Channel 9 first reported on 56-year-old Joseph ____ since 2020.
____ has recently been found incompetent to stand trial and is not currently facing time for any of his charges.
In the courtroom, parents of the alleged victims were livid. They did not want him to be released anywhere near their daughters, who he’s accused of attacking in Pine Hills.
Deshawn Browdy spoke in court defending her two daughters who she said were victimized by ____ .
“As the mom of two victims I never gave anyone permission to drop charges,” Browdy said.
The state was given the job of finding another place to send ____ besides a facility within proximity to his multiple victims in Pine Hills.
In court the state representative said none of the four placements it found take sex offenders.
The state was tasked with finding another location.
The state said ____ did not qualify to be a Baker Acted and another facility would not take him because he was found incompetent to stand trial and is not currently serving a sentence.
“The issue left before the court what to do regarding conditional release status,” said Judge Wayne Wooten, “The other option is I could just release him period.”