Border War: Sex Offender Stranded in Delray as Broward Drags Its Feet
Indeed, Murphy's profile at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's website shows that he's been free at least since September 11. PBSO is obligated to inform residents within a certain period of time that there's a sex offender living in their midst.
What's the holdup? "They have to make sure that wherever he moves is within the guidelines," said Barbera. "It can't be within a certain distance of a school, a daycare, or a park."
That "building" where Murphy lives? It's the Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole office, at the northeast corner of Southeast Third Avenue and Southeast Second Street. So his probation officer doesn't have to walk far to pay Murphy a visit, assuming Murphy doesn't exercise his free will to go roaming through the neighborhood.
I'll be trying to reach Murphy's probation officer today. I'm guessing Broward County isn't in a hurry to welcome Murphy to the neighborhood.