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Sex Offender Released After Commitment Efforts Stumble

Reginald Rigsby, 35, was in prison for a "sexually motivated" burglary. However, a jury found that he was not a sexually violent person.

A 35-year-old man, a registered sex offender, is being released into Waukesha after a jury decided that he was not a sexually violent person.

Reginald A. Rigsby will live at 1356 E. Moreland Blvd., Apt. 1B, according to a news release from the . He will be released Monday.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice lost in June its two-year fight to have Rigsby committed as a sexually violent person after he served eight years in prison for a Waukesha County burglary in 1998 “that was sexually motivated,” states a news release from DOJ.

“Reginald Rigsby has a history of masturbating in public while looking at or talking to adult females,” states the news release from the Waukesha Police Department. “He has tried to grab women in the past while masturbating.  He has also hidden himself in public areas designated for women, such as bathrooms, changing rooms and saunas.”

Rigsby is described as being 5-feet, 8-inches tall and 160 pounds. He has a piercing in his left and right ears.

The following are the rules of his release:

  • Life registrant on sex offender registry
  • Face-to-face registration with law enforcement
  • No unsupervised contact with minors
  • No taverns/bars/liquor stores
  • No contact with victim
  • Not to purchase, posses or consume alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Comply with sex offender rules
  • Be on GPS monitoring while under supervision

Also from the news release:

Please understand that such abuse could potentially end law enforcement's ability to do community notifications.  We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.

The Waukesha Police Department Crime Prevention/Community Relations Bureau is available to help you set up Block Watch groups and provide you with useful information on personal safety.  Crime Prevention may be reached at 524-3769 or 524-3774.

Waukesha mother July 14, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Why the hell would the polic let this man out of jail knowing what he is capable of. We have chlidren and they dont need to be seeing shit like that. This man is a danger to the people I. Waukesha and should be in some mental hospital or kept in confinement
Kat July 14, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Aren't there already enough sex offenders in Waueksha? We really need to have one more? Good Lord... what is wrong with this jury that decided he's not "sexually violent"? What does it take to be considered "sexually violent"? Do they consider him "sexually violent" only after he's raped and murdered 10 women and buried their bodies in the basement of his apartment building? There's only one cure for sex offenders....and that involves a bullet to the brain. End of story.
Waukesha mother July 14, 2012 at 09:17 PM
So true I agree with kat
Sarah Millard (Editor) July 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Why are you blaming the police for his release? The man was locked up for years, the Department of Justice was trying to send him to a mental hospital. He went to a jury trial and it was the jury's determination to not confine him in a mental hospital. Unless sentencing laws are changed, once a person serves his or her sentence, the person is released from prison. The police have nothing to do with that.
Jason J July 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM
He is yet one more reason to go and get your CCW permit and be up to date on Castle Doctrine, so when he repeats, if you are the intended victim you can put a permanent stop to him as long as you are defending yourself.
@-;-'---- Rose July 16, 2012 at 03:52 PM
He wasn't just deposited here [like a lot of them are]...he is back where he always lived. We tried to give him a "Headstart" but only had this well behaved kid until he was 5.
MADISON CRIA October 28, 2012 at 07:24 PM
YOU ALL ARE FUCKING IDIOTS!!!! OBVVIOUSLY THE MANS INNOCENT!!!!EVERYTHING ISN'T ALWAYS AS IT SEEMS. WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY HAD THE TWELVE CITIZENS IN THERE FOR. IT'S TIME TO STOP STEREOTYPING AND CRITICIZING AND START PAYING ATTENTION THE REAL WORLD. ITS YOUR FATHERS AND UNCLES WHO SHOULD BE CONFINED FOR LIFE FOR TOUCHING YOU, YOUR COUSINS, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS KIDS. THAT'S WHATS WRONG WITH PEOPLE. ITS WHO YOU LEAST EXPECT DUMMMMMYYYYSSSS!!!! HOW DO YOU THINK PENN STATE FEELS RIGHT NOW??? LIKE YOUR STUPID ASS WHEN YOU READ THIS. DOES ANYONE NOT WATCH CNN, OR EVEN LIFETIME FOR THAT SAKE. THE PROBLEM IS IN YOUR HOME!!! KEEP YOUR FAMILY FIRST AND YOU WONT HAVE ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!!! GET YOUR FUCKING FOCUS RIGHT AND OFF OF THE SCORE OF THE GAME OR RATHER YOUR SALARY IS BIGGER THAN WHOMEVERS'. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!!! GET SOME SELF TIME AND STOP TRYING TO JUDGE AND BLAME OTHERS FOR THE BANALITY IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD. ASSSSHOOOLLLESSS! LEAVE THE MAN ALONE LET HIM LIVE HIS LIFE HE'S DONE MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME. THERE'S ONLY ONE MAN TO SEE ON JUDGEMENT DAY!!!!

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