He's been convicted more than once. He's admitted to molesting more children that he's been ever been charged in connection with. And he's labeled a "sexually violent predator". But he's free, at a cost of $30,000 a month to tax payers and the safety of children everywhere.
According to his neighbors, Rasmuson is living in a mobile home on the fenced acreage while repairs are being made to the house he’s renting on the land. Though the 47-year-old is employed, Rasmuson is still paying the state back for previous care and financial support, meaning taxpayers are also footing the $4,500 monthly rent on the $1.5 million property. In addition, according to the state’s Department of Mental Health, there’s an $800 daily expense for the court-ordered security detail assigned to protect him—for his safety and that of his neighbors. The current set-up is costing taxpayers close to $30,000 a month from the state’s general funds.
Seriously, read the entire article. And then tell me why this is justifiable, when prison would be cheaper and safer.