22-year-old registered sex offender arrested after he allegedly had unsupervised contact with girl

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A 22-year-old registered sex offender was taken into custody -- accused of violating his release rules as a result of a suspicious vehicle investigation that revealed he had unsupervised contact with a 17-year-old West Bend girl.

On Friday, July 31st, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 4400 block of State Highway 60 in the Town of Polk.

The reporting party advised the vehicle appeared to be parked in an effort to conceal it in a wooded area.


This property is located near the 22-year-old man's home.

The license plate on the suspicious vehicle listed to a 44 year-old female from West Bend.

Officials with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office attempted contact at the registered owner of the vehicle by several different methods without immediate success.

Deputies also attempted to make contact with the registered sex offender without success.

At about 4:00 a.m., deputies were able to make phone contact with the registered owner of the car who stated the vehicle should be in the possession of her 17-year-old daughter.

According to the mother, the daughter should have been at work in West Bend.

Attempts to make contact with the daughter were then initiated and it was determined she was on her way back home.

Deputies then interviewed the 17-year-old girl who acknowledged she had been at the 22-year-old man's home.

Contact was subsequently made with Wisconsin Probation and Parole and a warrant was issued for the 22-year-old registered sex offender for violating his electronic monitoring rules relating to having contact with minors.

On Saturday August 1st, 2015 at 6:15 a.m. deputies were able to make contact with the man at his home. He was then taken into custody.

The case continues to be investigated by detectives for further criminal charges.

Washington County Sheriff's officials say the 22-year-old man was released from prison on July 21st, and was set to live in a home on State Highway 60 in the Township of Polk with a family member.

He was convicted of second degree sexual assault of a child in Washington County in November 2010.

While on bail for the previous case, officials say the man had sexual contact with another underage subject and as a result he was convicted on one count of felony bail jumping as well.

The man will be on supervision with the Department of Corrections into 2026.