Monroe Police Notify Neighbors of Sex Offender Release

Posted Monday, November 19, 2012 --- 11:54 a.m.

From the Monroe Police Department:

The Monroe Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46 which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when: in the discretion of the agency, the release of the information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears in this notification has been convicted of a sex offense. Further, his/her criminal history places him/her in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.

This sex offender has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts. HE IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE AT THIS TIME. This notice is not intended to increase fear, rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until Act 440 was enacted that law enforcement is able to share this information with the community. CITIZEN ABUSE OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, HARASS OR INTIMIDATE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

Larry W. Hermann will be released on/about November 20, 2012, to extended supervision. In 1970, Hermann sexually assaulted an adult female in Larimer County, Colorado and served a prison term. In 1986, Hermann sexually assaulted with a knife an adult female acquaintance in Green County, Wisconsin, and served a 26 year prison term.

NAME: Larry W. Hermann
DOB/AGE: 11/23/1946 Age 65
RACE: White
SEX: Male
HT: 5’05”
WT: 140 lbs.
HAIR: Gray
EYES: Green

Larry W. Hermann will be living at 1317 17th Street, in Monroe, and will be under 24 hour GPS monitoring. He will be closely supervised by Probation & Parole Agents. He will be subject to frequent, unannounced visits by agents and law enforcement. In addition to the high risk sex offender supervision rules which he must adhere to, Mr. Hermann will be subject to additional specific rules, including: No contact with his victim nor unapproved meetings with specific groups; no alcohol or illegal drugs, no bars, taverns or liquor stores, no romantic relationships without prior approval. He is continuing to be registered with the Sex Offender Registry, and will be escorted upon release from confinement, directly to the Monroe Police Department for a face-to-face registration with law enforcement. If Mr. Hermann violates any of these rules or conditions of his release, this will be investigated and, if appropriate, he will be taken into custody and placed in confinement pending review of possible revocation proceedings. WITNESSED VIOLATIONS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE MONROE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 329-2400 or to any other law enforcement agency.


Date of Release: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Place of Residence: 1317 17th Street

Purpose of Notice: To Provide Information and Education to the community about the return of a convicted Sex Offender to the community. This person will be residing at 1317 17th Street. Due to the past crimes and current status of the individual, the department has made the decision to give notice by press release and community flyer dissemination in this instance.

Wisconsin Statute 301.45 (Act 440), the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification law, designed to enhance public safety and protection took effect June 1, 1997. The Sex Offender release flyer is being circulated in the interest of increased community safety. The bulletin may contain information which parents may find useful in discussing protective behaviors with their children.

This bulletin is not intended to create fear or panic in the community, but to increase awareness, and to emphasize the need to practice protective behaviors, for yourself and with your children. The notice is to provide you with information. This notice will inform you about Act 440; provide information on sex offenders in general; provide information on the subject named in the bulletin, including some specifics of his/her pattern of offense and rules of supervision; information on the Police Department’s response plan related to the offender; and present educational information on how to protect you and your children from sex offenders and how to talk to them about protective behaviors.

The purpose of the Bulletin is NOT; to harass or further punish the offender, who has served the term of incarceration prescribed by the sentencing judge; to further traumatize the offender’s victims; or to hamper the offender’s chances for reintegration into the community.

The subject identified in the bulletin has been duly released from secure custody, and is under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. Because of the nature of his/her convictions, he/she does have a reduced expectation of privacy. He/She has however, the same civil and constitutional rights as other citizens of Monroe. Threats, harassment or acts of vigilantism against the offender, his/her family or his/her residence will not be tolerated by the Monroe Community nor its police department.

NOTE: The subject of this bulletin will return to the community on/about November 20, 2012, to 1317 17th Street. He/She will be on GPS monitoring and will have rules and guidelines he/she must follow. To do otherwise would cause an investigation and could result in his/her being taken into custody. In the future, these persons may be allowed to move to a new address within the community, and there will be no new notice for this. However, their address will be maintained in the Sex Offender Registry.

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