WI: Gap found in Wisconsin sex offender list.
December 15, 2001
WI: Gap found in Wisconsin sex offender list
GRAFTON, Wis. -- Sex offenders from other
states who have served their sentences are not
required to register with local police when they
move to Wisconsin, which means they can easily go
undetected, officials say.
"We don't have these billboards welcoming you to Wisconsin
and saying, 'When you come into Wisconsin, sex offenders
register here,' said Sandy Cornell, a sex offender registry
specialist for the Department of Corrections.
The recent case of Glen Barber highlights the need to refine
state law to require all sex offenders to register their presence
with local police and the community, a lawmaker said.
Barber, twice convicted of having sexual contact with children,
arrived in Grafton from Minnesota last month and checked in
with local authorities.
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Source: © 2001 The Duluth Tribune