Former Priest, Convicted Child Sex Offender Denied to Live in Green Bay

June 13, 2012

Donald Buzanowski

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A former Green Bay priest and convicted child sex offender has had his request to live in the city of Green Bay denied. The Sex Offender Residency Board denied Donald Buzanowski's request. Buzanowski was convicted in 2005 for sexually assaulting a young boy in 1988. He was sentenced to 32-years in prison. But due to changes in recent statute of limitations law in the appellate courts, the 69-year-old was released early from prison in May. Child sex offenders must apply to live in the city of Green Bay. City ordinance doesn't allow registered child sex offenders from living within 2,000 of where children are, like schools and parks. The Sex Offender Residency Board grant waivers to the rule. Checking the Wisconsin Department of Corrections sex offender registry website, Buzanowski is considered non-compliant by the DOC. He reported at the end of May that he lives in Green Bay, but no specific address was given. Green Bay Police say that could mean he is living outside of Green Bay as well. But should be living in Green Bay without approval, police could cite him for violating the city's sex offender residency ordinance that comes with a fine of $681.


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