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Convicted sex offender to live in Monroe
Grayle Strothman
Grayle L. Strothman

MONROE — A man under lifetime supervision as a convicted sex offender will be living in Monroe beginning June 16, the Monroe Police Department announced.

The Department of Corrections is releasing Grayle Lee Strothman, 32, to live at 1924 8th St.

Strothman is convicted of sexually assaulting girls in Green County in 2005. The criminal complaint indicates he assaulted two 14-year-olds and one 15-year-old while living in Brodhead that summer. In investigating the cases, police learned Strothman had a history known to law enforcement of using the social networking site Myspace to meet girls and was under investigation for a sexual assault in another county.

No weapons were used in the assaults. "The victims were strangers but did go with Strothman willingly until assaulted," according to the Department of Corrections.

He pleaded guilty in 2007 in Green County Circuit Court to child enticement, second-degree sexual assault of a child, third-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree sexual assault. He was sentenced to five years in prison and 10 years on extended supervision.

Strothman has served his sentence and is not wanted by police. He is on electronic monitoring and has rules to follow. Court records show he has lived in Waushara County but has family in Green County.

Police are authorized under a state law to inform the public whenever a sex offender is released into the community, to increase awareness and "emphasize the need to practice protective behaviors, for yourself and with your children."

However, "citizen abuse of this information to threaten, harass or intimidate registered sex offenders will not be tolerated."