Neighbors concerned about sex offender at Plattsmouth care facility

Some Plattsmouth residents recently told the city council they are concerned about a registered sex offender living at the Hope Cooperative Care facility. 

Three neighbors to the north Fifth Street facility appeared at the Plattsmouth City Council meeting in October saying they do not feel their neighborhood is safe because of the man. 

The state registry shows 22 registered sex offenders within a two-mile radius of the care center, including the 25-year-old who was convicted of a crime against a minor in Sarpy County in 2016. 

Administrator Paula Mallory said Hope Cooperative Care opened this summer with the mission of providing an assisted living facility that specializes in people dealing with mental health issues. 

She said center founder Dave Campbell made the decision to admit the 25-year-old because of the non-violent and consensual nature of the crime, and because of his diagnosis of a developmental disability. 

Concerned neighbors should know there is little risk in having a registered citizen living in the neighborhood, and having a safe, stable, place to live likely reduces the chance he will commit another crime.

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