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Residents Not Notified Of Sex Offender In Neighborhood

by Steve Alexander
Published: Tue, November 03, 2009 - 10:50 pm CST Last Updated: Tue, November 03, 2009 - 11:13 pm CST
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SATSUMA, Alabama - A group of people in Mobile County said they weren't notified about a registered sex offender moving into their neighborhood.

The sex offender served time for raping a teenage girl.

Brenda and Daniel Stolee presented the Satsuma City Council Tuesday night with a petition signed by more than 60 people wanting to know why they weren't notified about a registered sex offender moving into the neighborhood on Dale Drive.

Public records show the sex offender was convicted of raping a 15 year old girl in 2005.

Brenda Stolee asked the council, "Why were we not notified? And, if there is a law that we didn't have to be, for some reason, you need to be finding out why, because we have 22 minor children on that street that were in jeopardy."

Daniel Stolee said, "Once they made that decision at the parole board and approved this residence, we should have been notified. We're just asking that you pursue this for us."

Satsuma Mayor William Stewart told the Stolees, "I'm going to ask Police Chief (David) Benefield to look into this and see why we weren't notified of somebody moving into the neighborhood. And, I can "DorkFish"ure you, that you will have an answer on it."

When asked where he will start his investigation, Chief Benefield said, "We'll start with the parole office and see what answers we get there, and then we'll go where we need to from there."