He's been dubbed a high-risk sex offender by the Vermont Department of Corrections. And since Timothy Szad's release from prison a week and a half ago, he's been struggling to find a place to live.
Szad returned to Vermont from California Sunday. He spent a few days in a Colchester hotel, and now we've learned the 53-year-old has moved to Hyde Park.
Szad updated his address with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry Tuesday afternoon, listing Hyde Park as his new home. Prior to the convicted sex offender's release from prison July 26, corrections officials warned the public the ex-con could reoffend and his likely targets would be blonde, teenage boys he didn't know.
Lamoille County Sheriff Roger Marcoux confirmed the move and said a reverend helping Szad relocate reached out to him Tuesday afternoon. But Sheriff Marcoux has concerns about the man moving in.
Sheriff Roger Marcoux: I'm concerned that it doesn't happen again. People are going to be concerned for their safety and the safety of their children and what have you, so that's going to be the big thing we've got to look at.
Reporter Jennifer Reading: How do you think that your community will react to this news?
Sheriff Roger Marcoux: I don't know. I'm going to be notifying some of the leaders in the community that I work with to tell them. I was surprised when I heard about it and I'm sure they will be, too, if they haven't heard about it already. There's really nothing we can do to prevent people that are acting within the law. We can't prevent them from living in the area. You know, everybody calm head and just work with the community leaders if they've got issues about this.
The sheriff is scheduled to meet Wednesday morning with Szad, the reverend and the homeowner who's agreed to house Szad. Marcoux says he is not sure what Szad's connection to Hyde Park is at this point and he's hoping to learn more about the situation by Wednesday.
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