The court hearing was to determine that an acceptable residence has been found and that the parties agree on a release date. Fink will live in a single-family home at 1605 S. Memorial Drive on or before March 7.
Fink has been incarcerated since 1994, when he was convicted of sexually assaulting two, 12-year-old girls who were babysitting his stepchildren. After his prison sentence was up, the state successfully petitioned for him to be committed to the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston as a sexually violent offender under the state’s 980 civil commitment procedure.
Fink was to have been released last month , but after the court was notified by DHS that Fink’s victim from his 1987 conviction for second degree sex assault lived only a few doors away , the court stayed its own order until another residence could be found .
Gasiorkiewicz had a few things to say about efforts by state Rep. Peter Barca to have the state review sex offender placement protocol and City Alderperson Molly Hall, who wants the city to adopt an ordinance that would limit where felons can live within city limits. A public meeting on that proposal is set for Feb. 21 at Zion Lutheran Church, 3805 Kinzie Ave.
“I want to say on the record that this court just came from a national seminar on sex offender management, and it should be known that Wisconsin is at the forefront when it comes to treatment and the protection of the public,” he said.
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