Man charged with sex crimes thought to be a victim of abuse

According to a number of psychological studies performed on sexual offenders, many of the offenders were found to be sexually, physically and emotionally abused as young children themselves. There is a significant correlation with abused children growing up to be adults who perpetrate unlawful sexual acts on other children. In certain cases in Wisconsin and […]

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Sex offenders become homeless as communities tighten restrictions

Life after a criminal conviction can be challenging in many ways. Even after your sentence is served, you may find yourself barred from certain jobs or discriminated against by employers. You may also find it hard to fit into a new community if the public is aware of your previous conviction. But for individuals convicted […]

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Wisconsin SC delivers just verdict in sex offender case

Some members of the population are often treated as though their entire existence is defined by one characteristic. As a result, even when others know little to nothing of how they came to be convicted (perhaps wrongfully) of a crime or came to be down on their luck, they judge them unfairly. Fortunately, the justice […]

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Wisconsin man awaiting sentence for child pornography conviction

No matter what type of criminal charge a person is facing, a conviction can have long-lasting consequences. There are the more obvious penalties that can result, such as a prison sentence or probation. But some of the less obvious consequences impact a person’s personal life. A Wisconsin man will soon discover how his life will […]

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Wisconsin teen faces prison time for contacting younger girlfriend

A recent case involving two Wisconsin teenagers has raised some controversy. It is a good example of the legal troubles that can befall two consenting teenagers in a romantic relationship as a result of strict enforcement of Wisconsin’s sex crime laws. A 19-year-old man has been in jail since September for communicating with his 17-year-old […]

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Wisconsin city violates own ordinance to keep sex offender out

Over the last few months, we have written several posts about the problems which arise from city ordinances restricting sex-offender residency. Many Wisconsin cities have passed ordinances to limit or restrict residency by sex offenders. While it is understandable that community leaders would like to keep their residents safe, it has not been proven that […]

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Dedicated sex offender courts now implemented in three states

As Wisconsin’s sex crime laws continue to strengthen, it will no doubt begin to burden the state legal system. We have already seen evidence of this locally. We recently wrote that Waukesha’s ban on residency for non-local sex offenders has forced the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to waste time and money trying to relocate released […]

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Waukesha’s ban on residence for sex offenders creates problems

Earlier this month, a 70-year-old Oconomowoc man was released from prison after serving 17 years for sexual assault. The Department of Corrections (DOC) originally planned to place him in Waukesha because of its abundant supply of housing, transit services and access to social services. However, the new city ordinance has barred him from being placed […]

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Online dating website implements sex-offender screening measure

We often post about Wisconsin’s tough sex-crime laws, as well as the strict punishments which sex offenders face. But as we wrote last week, some sexual acts such as statutory rape are often considered crimes in name only. Nevertheless, those convicted of a sex crime will likely end up on the sex offender registry, which […]

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Should Wisconsin re-examine its statutory rape laws?

We have previously written about the penalties associated with sex crimes. In addition to prison sentences and fines, those convicted of sex crimes must face the stigma of being listed on Wisconsin’s sex offender registry. Being listed on this registry may limit where you can live or prevent you from getting a certain job. At […]

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