With three convictions in his back pocket- all of which were considered 'sexually violent', Gary Eugene Cherry walked into a court room and asked to have some of the restrictions put on him removed. By pointing to counselors who concluded that he was no long "sexually violent predator" and despite the state's objections, Judge James Sawyer lifted some of the restrictions, adding that Cherry still needs some supervision.
"You require and maintain a level of community surveillance to protect your opportunity to ultimately be a free man someday and the public from what could be a disaster," said Judge James Sawyer.
While the details need to be worked out, Cherry will continue to wear a GPS anklet and will keep checking in with a probation officer.
His next door neighbor hopes Gary Cherry is never left completely unsupervised.
"I'll be more worried because right now I'm safe, and so are people in this community," said Debbra Price.
I'm sure that his next victim will be ever so grateful that he's now considered to no longer be a violent sexual offender, and that the judge dismissed the notion that a violent sexual deviant is what he is, and offers little hope of ever changing.