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Neighborhood in Wakulla Learns of Sexual Offenders On the Same Block

Scott Taranto
Posted at 6:19 PM, Apr 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-30 07:09:44-04

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fl. (WTXL) -- A quiet neighborhood in Wakulla county, is silent no more after people there learned they're living in the same community, on the same block as multiple, sex offenders.

As soon as residents found out the news, they took swift action, plastering flyers up and down the street. The house in question belongs to Renee Miller who provides housing for the homeless, and previously incarcerated individuals who are trying to get back on their feet. Miller says she's not doing anything illegal, so the community shouldn't panic. "As long as somebody is obeying the law, you can't really tell them where else to live", said Miller, "unless you change the laws."

Miller owns the house with her husband Anthony Wayne Miller, who is listed as a sexual offender. Neither Miller nor her husband live at the property but believe they're providing a valuable service helping people get their lives back in order. "We started that in 2012. Just being full-time and more conscious and dedicated to it."

Scott Taranto, a neighbor of Miller, admires what she's trying to do, but objects to how she's doing it. "Our issue is that we think the way she's going about it is dangerous", said Taranto.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said they found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, but they did mention the community is still working on trying to get Miller to stop.