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Convicted sex offender to be released January 13, 2023 in Village of Richfield, WI | By Washington County Sheriff’s Dept.

Village of Richfield, 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.
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Gregory J. Venhaus will be released from prison on January 13, 2023. After his release he will reside in the Village of Richfield. In 2019 Gregory J. Venhaus was convicted of Possession of Child Pornography. Gregory J. Venhaus will be on probation until January 4, 2027. He will be monitored closely by WI-DOC Division of Community. Gregory J. Venhaus 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 https://appsdoc.wi.gov/public/faq
Questions: Probation/Parole Agent Michaela Nelson 262-335-5665, Sex Offender Registration Specialist Gina Carney 262-335-5665 or Sgt. Michael Hennes at 262-365-5054
Wendy Wendorf

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