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
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
Who is required to register?
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
** Indicates Mandatory Life Time Registration
||First Degree Sexual Assault**|
||Second Degree Sexual Assault**|
||Third Degree Sexual Assault|
||Sexual Exploitation by Therapist|
||False Imprisonment – victim was minor and not the offender’s child|
||Kidnapping – victim was minor and not the offender’s child|
||Rape (old statute)|
||Sexual Intercourse with a Child (old statute)|
||Indecent Behavior with a Child (old statute)|
||Enticing Child for Immoral Purposes (old statute)|
||First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child**|
||Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child**|
||Repeated Acts of Sexual Assault of a Child**|
||Sexual Exploitation of a Child|
||Causing a Child to View or Listen to Sexual Activity|
|| Incest with a Child|
||Soliciting a Child for Prostitution|
||Sexual Assault of a Student by School Instructional Staff|
||Exposing Child to Harmful Material – felony sections|
||Possession of Child Pornography|
||Convicted Child Sex Offender Working with Children|
|| Abduction of Another’s Child|
||Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease – of a listed sex offense|
||Sex Crimes Law Commitment|
||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.
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:
||Crimes Against Life and Bodily Security|
||Crimes Against Sexual Morality|
||Crimes Against Children|
||Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease or Defect|
||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
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:
Registrant's Name and Aliases
Date of Birth
Hair and Eye Color
Markings (tatoos, scars, etc.)
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
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:
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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: