Wisconsin Sex Offender Ordered Out of Home Asks For More Time Because of Bad Market

A registered sex offender ordered out of his home in Franklin is expected in court tomorrow to ask for more time to move because the faltering real estate market has kept him from selling his house.

The city sued to force Steven Hanke to move, saying his purchase of a house in Franklin violated an ordinance restricting where sex offenders could live. In August, a court ordered Hanke to move by Sept. 22.

Hanke's lawyer filed a request for more time last week in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Hanke's real estate agent says he hasn't been able to sell the house even though it's listed at $5,000 less than Hanke paid.

Hanke could be fined for failing to meet the moving deadline.