Authority: Sheriff Dale K. Schmidt
April 13, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – 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. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.
Jerome Harris 37, will be released from prison on Tuesday April 18, 2017. After his release he will reside at 1725 Cth NN in the Township of Jackson.
Jerome Harris was convicted of 1 count of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in Washington County in 2012 and 1 count of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Same Child in Waukesha County in 2011. The offender was known to the victim. Jerome Harris will be on probation until April 272024 and will be monitored closely by WI Department of Corrections; Division of Community Corrections agents. Jerome Harris will have numerous rules and restrictions to follow; including wearing a live tracking GPS unit. Jerome Harris will be monitored by GPS at all times when leaving the County Highway NN address.
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 http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/faq
Questions: Probation/Parole Agent Jessica Latzl 262-388-8359, Sex Offender Registration Specialist Gina Carney at (414) 491-4335 or Sgt. Michael Hennes 262-335-4378.