As a young man in the late '80s, he had sex with two teenage girls; in the mid-'90s, forceful sexual assaults on adult women.
After 22 years in prison, he’s getting out, his time served.
You're not allowed to live there when you get out -- anywhere.
Sex offenders don't get a map of areas they can live when they get out prison and they don't get a list of approved addresses. If I don't charge it and it goes off, there will be a warrant issued for my arrest," Schechter said.
They're directed to decipher the buffer zones on their own. Immediately it becomes clear, things have changed in 22 years. So Schechter starts walking south, hoping to make it to a motel in time: A homeless sex offender, deemed by the state to be so dangerous he'll remain on the registry for life, strolling the street at night looking for a place to stay.
He struggles for an hour to figure out how it works. “You can see what a mess this has become,” says Republican State Representative Joel Kleefisch.
Finally, once he gets it working, he calls Oak Creek Police. He’s heard there are some motels on South 27th where he may be able to stay the night. He’s been pushing for a statewide standard, a uniform buffer zone everywhere, but he's getting pushback.
“No municipality wants to be told that their specific rules shouldn't be in place.