Wisconsin Sex Offenders

Offenders Affiliated With the UWSP Campus

The "Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act" is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000 that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education. This information is supplied by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
 
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) has supplied the UW-Stevens Point Police Department with the following names as being on the registry as of 06/11/2018:
  • Jeremy A. Tygart 

  • Jesse L. Scheide

 

 

If a registrant is no longer enrolled or employed at UW-Stevens Point they will be removed from this web page.

 
You may obtain information regarding registered sexual offenders who are either enrolled or employed by UW-Stevens Point by contacting the UW-Steven Point Police Department.
 

Registry Program's History

Wisconsin's Sex Offender Registry is maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registration Program, commonly referred to as SORP. On June 1, 1997, Wisconsin Act 440, the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification law, became effective, allowing for the collection and dissemination of information related to certain sex offenders.
 
All information included in the Registry is available to law enforcement agencies. Victims, neighborhood watch groups and the general public also have access. However, access for each of these groups is limited to certain types of information.
 
Public notification has been required by national law for several years. In 1994, the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act was enacted. This act required all states to establish stringent registration programs for sex offenders by September 1997, including the identification and lifetime registration of "sexual predators." The Jacob Wetterling Act is designed to protect children and was named after Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old boy who was kidnapped in October 1989. Jacob is still missing. Megan's Law, the first amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Act, was passed in October 1996. Megan's Law mandated all states to develop notification protocol that would allow public access to information about sex offenders in the community. Megan's Law was named after Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted and murdered by a twice-convicted child molester in her New Jersey neighborhood.
 
Sex offenders pose an ongoing risk of engaging in sex offenses even after being released from incarceration or commitment. Protection of the public from sex offenders is a paramount governmental interest. Persons found to have committed a sex offense have a reduced expectation of privacy in the interest of public safety. Registration, while on supervision and following the expiration from sentence, serves as a means for monitoring and tracking the whereabouts of sex offenders in the community.
 
Community Notification, or the release of relevant offender information about sex offenders to law enforcement, public/private entities and the general public, will further the governmental interests of public safety and enhance strategies for crime detection and prevention.
 
Wisconsin Statute 301.45 required the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to create a Sex Offender Registry Program for individuals adjudicated, convicted and/or committed under included offenses, or comparable offenses in other state jurisdictions. Under Wisconsin Statute 301.45, a registrant must report his/her residence, employment, school enrollment, vehicle use, or change of name status while under supervision and for 15 years from discharge, or for life, whichever applies. The registrant must report any changes of residence, employment, school, vehicle or name within 10 days of the effective change. Registrants are also required to complete an annual verification form. In addition, registrants are subject to periodic, random verification checks conducted by the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Program.
 

Who is required to register?

Mandatory Registration: All offenders who are convicted of any included offense (WI ss. 301.45), or whose compliance is mandated by the court, shall be required to register with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. This includes juveniles, probationers, parolees, adult offenders entering Wisconsin supervision from another state, adult offenders leaving Wisconsin supervision to another state, and persons entering this state under a federal, tribal or military conviction for a sexual offense.
People who are convicted of, adjudicated or committed for a violation, solicitation, conspiracy or attempt to commit a violation of any registerable offense on or after December 25, 1993, must register. This also includes people who have been in prison, on probation or parole, or in a mental or county correctional institution since December 25, 1993, for a registerable offense.
Additionally, the following sex offenders are required to register in Wisconsin if they live, work or attend school in Wisconsin:
  • Any sex offender who is required to register with another state/jurisdiction.
  • Any sex offender convicted in a military, tribal or federal court.
  • Any sex offender who has been convicted in another state of an offense comparable to one of Wisconsin's registerable offenses.
  • Any juvenile who is on supervision and enters Wisconsin under the Interstate Compact Agreement.
Please consult Wisconsin Statute 301.45 for a detailed description of the specific circumstances that require registration. Specific statutes are available on the Wisconsin Department of Corrections' Sex Offender Laws and Rules Web site.
 

Registerable Offenses

** Indicates Mandatory Life Time Registration
940.225(1)​ First Degree Sexual Assault**​
940.225(2)​ Second Degree Sexual Assault**​
940.225(3)​ Third Degree Sexual Assault​
940.22(2)​ Sexual Exploitation by Therapist​
940.30​ False Imprisonment – victim was minor and not the offender’s child​
940.31  ​ Kidnapping – victim was minor and not the offender’s child​
944.01​ Rape (old statute)​
944.06​ Incest​
944.10​ Sexual Intercourse with a Child (old statute)​
944.11​ Indecent Behavior with a Child (old statute)​
944.12​ Enticing Child for Immoral Purposes (old statute)​
948.02(1)​ First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child**​
948.02(2)​ Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child**​
948.025​ Repeated Acts of Sexual Assault of a Child**​
948.05​ Sexual Exploitation of a Child​
948.055​ Causing a Child to View or Listen to Sexual Activity​
948.06​  Incest with a Child​
948.07​ Child Enticement​
948.08​ Soliciting a Child for Prostitution​
948.095​ Sexual Assault of a Student by School Instructional Staff​
948.11(2)(a)-(am)​ Exposing Child to Harmful Material – felony sections​
948.12​ Possession of Child Pornography​
948.13​ Convicted Child Sex Offender Working with Children​
948.30​  Abduction of Another’s Child​
971.17​ Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease – of a listed sex offense​
975.06​ Sex Crimes Law Commitment​
980.01​ Sexually Violent Person Commitment**​
 
  
  
Any individual committed under 980.01 Sexually Violent Person Law must complete a SORP address verification form every 90 days for life.
 
Discretionary Registration: The Court has discretion under Wisconsin statutes to require in a court order that a person register for violating the following statutes if the court determines that the underlying conduct was sexually motivated, and that registration is in the best interest of public safety:
Chapter 940​ Crimes Against Life and Bodily Security​
Chapter 944​ Crimes Against Sexual Morality​
Chapter 948​ Crimes Against Children​
971.17​ Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease or Defect​
943.01-943.15​ Certain Crimes Against Property​
       
  
 
Additionally, the following offenders are required to register in Wisconsin beginning December 1, 2000, unless the person was released from confinement or placed on supervision for the offense more than ten years before she/he enters Wisconsin:
  • Any sex offender convicted in any military, tribal or federal court who resides, works or attends school within Wisconsin.
  • Any sex offender who is required to register in another state and who resides, works or attends school within Wisconsin.
  • Any juvenile who has been adjudicated delinquent in another state based on a sex offense and who is under supervision in Wisconsin under the Interstate Compact for the placement of juveniles.

 

It is important to note that the law is not intended to impose additional "punishment" on the offender but rather to increase offender accountability through enhanced information sharing within and between the criminal justice system and the community. It is also important to note that the law includes a penalty enhancement provision to address possible misuse of information in order to reduce the potential for vigilantism or harassment of any registrant or his/her family.
 
If a person commits a crime using information disclosed to him or her from the Registry, the penalties may be imposed as follows:
  • In the case of a misdemeanor, the maximum fine prescribed by law for the crime may be increased by not more than $1,000 and the maximum term of imprisonment prescribed by law for the crime may be increased by not more than six months.
  • In case of a felony, the maximum term of imprisonment prescribed by law for the crime may be increased by not more than five years.

 

What types of information is maintained in the Registry?

At a minimum, the following are the data items that are maintained and updated on all sex offenders in the Registry:
 
Descriptive Information
  • Registrant's Name and Aliases
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Height, Weight
  • Hair and Eye Color
  • Markings (tatoos, scars, etc.)

 

Offense Information
  • Conviction Statute(s) requiring registration
  • Date of Conviction or Commitment
  • County/ Counties of Conviction
  • Date Placed on Supervision
  • Date Released from Confinement
  • Date Entered into State, if applicable
  • Date Ordered to Comply with Registry
  • Date Discharged from Sentence or Commitment
Location Information
  • Registrant's Home Address
  • Name and Address of Employer
  • Name and Address of School Enrolled, if applicable
  • Make, Model and License Number of Vehicle(s)
  • Date Information Last Updated

 

How long are offenders required to register?

Registrants are required to register while on supervision and for a minimum of 15 years following expiration from sentence or commitment.
 
Life-time registration is required for any person committed under Chapter 980 Sexually Violent Person or for a two strike case (cases where the offender has been convicted of a sex offense, as defined by the aforementioned included offenses, on two or more separate occasions). A previous conviction can include a conviction from another state that is comparable to one of the crimes requiring registration. Offenses/Dispositions that do not constitute a strike are:
  • Juvenile adjudications
  • Read-ins
  • Convictions that have been reversed, set aside or vacated

 

Some offenders who are convicted of a single sex crime are required to register for life (refer to statute list above).
 

How often is the information updated?

At a minimum, each registrant will be required to update information on the Registry on an annual basis throughout the required period of registration.
 
Chapter 980 commitments (Sexually Violent Persons) under supervised release will be required to verify the information in the Registry, at a minimum, every 90 days.
 
All registrants will be required to provide updated information whenever there is a change in residence, school, employment, use of vehicle or name. This update must occur within 10 calendar days after the change has occurred.
 

Verification

SORP is responsible for the verification of the registrant's information. The registration and verification process is designed to ensure information contained in the Registry is accurate, and to track registrant compliance with the Registry requirements while he/ she is on supervision and following discharge from supervision.
 

Sanctions for Non-compliance and/or Providing False Information

A registrant who intentionally fails to comply with any requirement of the Registry or provides false information may be fined not more than $10,000, imprisoned for not more than nine months, or both, for the first offense [ss. 301.45(6)(a)1]. For a second or subsequent offense, the person may be fined not more than $10,000, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both [ss. 301.45(6)(a)2].
 
Additionally, for cases on active supervision, providing false information is a rules violation and can result in sanctions, custody, revocation of supervision and/or potentially additional prosecution.
 
If it is determined that there is probable cause to believe that a person has intentionally failed to comply with any requirement to provide information as required, the DOC Sex Offender Registry Program will notify and provide the necessary information to the respective District Attorney to pursue prosecution. The Department will recommend aggressive prosecution on all cases where there is evidence of non-compliance or providing false information to the Registry.
 

Removal from Registry

There are three methods for removing an individual from the Registry, or making his/her records "inactive":
 
Period of Registration Completed: Registrants who have completed their required term of registration, 15 years following expiration from sentence, will have their records made "Inactive" on the Registry. These individuals will receive a "Notice of Termination" of their obligation to register.
 
Record Expungement: Registrants may request expungement of all pertinent information in the Registry on the grounds that his/her conviction, delinquency, adjudication or commitment has been reversed, set aside or vacated. The DOC must purge all information in the Registry concerning an individual when DOC receives the confirmation.
 
Death: Death of a registrant will be verified by the Registration Specialist. Upon verification, these records will be made "Inactive" in the Registry.
 
It is very important to note that the Registry only contains the information pertaining to those individuals convicted of sex offenses. Sexual assault in general is the most under-reported crime, and many sex offenders live in the community without anyone's knowledge other than the victim's.

For more information

Additional information is available at these Web sites: