domain, blog post by John Hoff
Nobody is going to like this blog post. I don't like writing it and you won't like reading it. But the facts that smell the worst are the ones most in need of airing.
The patriarch of the family of 7 children, 5 of which died in a fire today, is named Troy Lewis and he is age 60 according to information in the Star Tribune. These vital statistics match, exactly, with a guy named Troy Lewis born January 23, 1954, who is a registered predatory sex offender. (Not a "Level Three," just the kind required to stay registered)
In 2008, Troy Lewis (the sex offender) appeared before Honorable Judge Patricia Karasov for...
...failing to register. Other than that, he's mostly kept his nose clean except for three traffic charges. The actual conviction for which he is required to register doesn't show up on MNCIS, though online information associated with his mug shot says "aggravated criminal sexual assault" and "deviate sexual assault." Unknown if these crimes took place in Minnesota.
Again, and to emphasize: It is not confirmed if this is the same guy or two people with the same name, same birthday, and same general zip code.
The death of 5 children is tragic. But there are 2 children left and their fate has yet to be fully determined. Before doors are thrown open to allow whoever inside to sleep upon a couch, a full airing of the relevant facts is, unfortunately, necessary...especially since being a "Good Samaritan" on the Northside can be hazardous to your health.