This is outrageous! After a Level III sex offender does his time in prison, the system releases him but doesn’t care if he has a place to live or not. Many of them end up homeless and on the streets. Currently, Duluth police are alerting citizens about a freed convict who preyed on teenage girls for sex is now homeless on the streets of downtown Duluth.
Wesley G. Vandell, age 39, is a Level III sex offender and is most likely to reoffend. He is no longer under the supervision of the Department of Corrections, but has to check in once a week to law enforcement. Big deal, he is free to continue whatever activities he wants to.
Along with Vandell, there are 20 other Level III offenders in Minnesota who are homeless. There are 16 in Minneapolis and four in St. Paul. The total number of Level III sex offenders in Minnesota are 176.
Laws need to be changed to make sure that these low-life sex offenders are released to a shelter and not left to shift for themselves on the streets. To the people of Duluth, Minneapolis and St. Paul, be aware of these people and protect yourselves and your family.