The status hearing was scheduled after the state Attorney General’s office and DHS officials discovered that Fink’s proposed residence at 918 Lathrop Avenue was only a block or two away from one of his victims. Fink was to have been released from Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston into a supervised release program by Friday, but that has been put on hold until a new home for him is found.
Fink was first convicted of second degree sexual assault in 1987 for attacking a 15-year-old girl. He spent time in prison for an attempted burglary conviction in 1988, but his release now stems from an attack on two 12-year-old girls in 1994.
“It is unfortunate and unknown how this came to pass,” Gasiorkiewicz noted. “I don’t know how (DHS) didn’t know this victim’s location.”
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