SEX OFFENDER MOVING TO WEST DISTRICT

September 20, 2010

Community Notification Meeting Tonight

There will be a Community Notification Meeting tonight regarding a registered sex offender moving into the Madison Police Department's West District.

John G. Foellmi will be living at 18 Newbury Cir. He will be on GPS with 24 hour electronic monitoring. He will not be allowed into certain areas: exclusion zones include Our Redeemer School, 1701 McKenna Blvd., Kindercare, 6726 Raymond Rd., and Elver Park.

In 2004 Foellmi was convicted of 15 counts Possession of Child Pornography, 2 counts Sexual Exploitation of a Child, and 9 additional counts of Possession of Child Pornography. In 2006 Foellmi was convicted of 4th Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.

The Community Notification Meeting will take place between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tonight, September 20th, at the Community Room of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1701 McKenna Blvd.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to nearby residents about the convicted sex offender relocating to their neighborhood.

WI State Statute 301.45 (Act 440), the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification law, designed to enhance public safety and protection took effect June 1, 1997. A Sex Offender Information Bulletin will be available at the meeting, in the interest of increased community safety.

The bulletin may contain information which parents may find unsuitable for sharing with elementary school age children.

The Sex Offender Information Bulletin is not intended to create fear or panic in the neighborhood, but to increase awareness, and to emphasize the need to practice protective behaviors for yourself and your children. The purpose of the community meeting is to provide you with information and education. At the community meeting representatives of the Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry and Madison Police Department will: inform you about Act 440; provide information on sex offenders in general; provide information on the subject named in the Bulletin, including some specifics of his pattern of offense; present educational information on how to protect yourself and your children from sex offenders and how to talk to your children about protective behaviors. The meeting will conclude with a question and answer session. Parents are asked not to bring children to this meeting, as some of the information presented is unsuitable for small children.

The purpose of the Bulletin and the Community Meeting is NOT; to harass or further punish the offender, who has served the term of incarceration prescribed by the sentencing judge; to further traumatize the offender's victims; or to hamper the offender's chances for reintegration into the community. The subject identified in the Sex Offender Information Bulletin has completed his entire sentence and because of the nature of his convictions, he does have a reduced expectation of privacy. He has however, the same civil and constitutional rights as other citizens of Madison. The Madison Community and the Madison Police Department will not tolerate threats, harassment or acts of vigilantism against the offender, his family or his residence.

Contact:
  • Joel DeSpain, 266-4897
  • Lt. John Patterson, 243-0504