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Sex offender to be released Tuesday
Mendez will be living in 1300 block of 17th Street in Monroe
David Mendez, 51, will be released to 1317 17th Street after serving a seven year sentence in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in 2008 on multiple occasions. He is a lifetime registrant of the sex offender system.

MONROE — A registered sex offender is being released into the community this week at an address in Monroe, according to the Monroe Police Department.

David Mendez, 51, will be living at 1317 17th St. after serving his sentence in the state prison system. He is still under correctional supervision, with rules to follow, and on electronic monitoring. He will be released Tuesday.

Mendez pleaded guilty in Green County Circuit Court in 2008 to repeated sexual assault of a child. Judge James Beer sentenced him to seven years in prison and 13 years on extended supervision.

According to Chief of Police Fred Kelley, Mendez groped a 14-year-old girl on multiple occasions. Mendez was also convicted of indecent exposure in California in 1988, but Wisconsin state court records show no other criminal convictions for him here.

Kelley announced Mendez's release pursuant to a state law that authorizes law enforcement to inform the public of a sex offender's release for purposes of public safety, awareness and protection. Mendez is mandated to remain on the state sex offender registry for the rest of his life.

Kelley stressed that Mendez has served his prison sentence and is not wanted by the police at this time, and that "citizen abuse of this information to threaten, harass or intimidate registered sex offenders will not be tolerated."

He asked anyone with questions or reports of suspicious activity to call the police department at 608-329-2400.