Probably the most frightening thing for any neighborhood is the prospect of convicted criminals, especially “registered sex offenders,” moving in. But authorities say the convicts must have a place to live when released from prison and cheap motels and apartments need customers.
West-siders were upset in May when Vernon Eugene Stewart, below, moved into the Creekside Apartments after leaving prison with the “sexually violent predator” tag. He was re-arrested Sept. 12 on a parole violation.
Lists of registered sex offenders, their photos and addresses are available from Colorado Springs Police on-line at http://www.springsgov.com/Page.asp?NavID=6043
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Department keeps its list at http://shr2.elpasoco.com/sexoffenders/
And both Web sites have links to state and federal lists.