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A Community Notification From The Washington County Sheriff's Office

The Washington County Sheriff's Office released the following statement:

 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to WI Statute 301.46(2m) 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 information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense.

Jesse Michaels was scheduled to be released from prison on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023. After his release, he will reside at 8118 Sandy Ridge Road, in the Town of Kewaskum.

In 2020, Jesse Michaels was convicted of Possession of Child Pornography. Jesse Michaels will be on probation until Oct. 11, 2026. He will be monitored closely by WI-DOC Division of Community. Jesse Michaels will have numerous rules and restrictions to follow including wearing a live tracking GPS unit.

This sex offender has served the prison sentence imposed on him by the courts. He is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear, but 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 the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community. More information can be located at

Questions: Probation/Parole 262-335-5665, Sex Offender Registration Specialist Gina Carney 262-335-5665 or Sgt. Michael Hennes at 262-365-5054