Citizens object to placement of convicted sex offender near Town of Blackwell

Jeffrey LeVasseur

by Richard D Ackley Jr.

Forest County residents have voiced opposition to the possible placement of Jeffrey LeVasseur, a convicted  violent sex offender, in the town of Blackwell in Forest County. On February 16, Judge Neal Neilson is tasked with determining placement after LeVasseur was found eligible in September 2016 for supervised release from Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston.

LeVasseur was found guilty of first degree sexual assault of a child in 1995. He pleaded guilty in 1996 to two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child. In 2007, the state petitioned, and he has been labeled as a sexually violent person, defined as a person determined by a court to have a mental disorder which predisposes them to engage in acts of sexual violence.

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