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.