Family Takes in Sex Offender, Hysteria Ensues

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the heartbreaking story of the backlash sparked by a family’s attempt to take in a family member who is a Level III sex offender.

For 50 years, the Jefferson family has lived in the same home in Birchwood Village on southwestern White Bear Lake.

Patriarch Tom Jefferson started an insurance agency that still operates. Of his five children, a son started a construction business that built several local homes. His twin daughters were lauded for rescuing hurt or lost animals.

What they thought would be a gesture of compassion outraged their community.

Read the rest of the story in the Star-Tribune online.

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