MILWAUKEE- Police say a sex offender is allowed back into the community less than a month ago and he allegedly attacks again, after his GPS bracelet was removed. Registered sex offender Jameel Ali was released from jail April 20.
"You never think it really happens next door though or right in the neighborhood," said Christopher Carlson, neighbor.
Carlson was living next door to the 68 year old. Ali was staying at a home near Holton and Locust St. where he's now accused of sexually assaulting a female who was also staying there.
"It's kind of a situation that will make everybody around here nervous," explained Carlson.
"It make you feel uncomfortable and it's kind of like a surprise," said Denise Jones, neighbor.
Manning Jackson talked to the suspect not knowing his background.
"He walked by the house and he was with another guy and he spoke and I spoke cause I speak to everybody and he walked by the house," said Manning Jackson, neighbor.
He was shocked to learn a sexual offender was living so close.
"I have seven kids ... so that was a little close, scary," said Jackson.
Ali cut off his GPS bracelet, but with help from a citizen, police arrested him about five miles away near Teutonia and Villard Ave.
"They need to speak up. If you're neighbors you're supposed to speak up," said Jones.
"There's definitely a heightened sense of relief after all that," explained Carlson.
It's still not clear if the person who lives in the home knew Ali was a registered sex offender. TODAY'S TMJ4 wasn't able to reach him for comment.