Jan. 22, 2017 – Town of Jackson, WI – 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.
Steven Arthur Wienke, 62, will be released from prison on Jan. 24, 2017. He will be moving into a residence located at 1725 CTH NN in the Township of Jackson. Wienke was convicted of one count of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, one count of Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, and one count of Causing Harm to a Child.
Wienke will be on Community Supervision (parole and probation) until 2024 and he will be monitored closely by WI-DOC Division of Community Corrections agents; he will have numerous rules and restrictions and will be under GPS monitoring.
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, 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 and many general questions about community notification and sex offenders can be answered by going to the website listed: http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public