A 22-year-old Waukesha man who targeted young pre-teen and teen girls and a boy has been released into the community following his four-year prison sentence.
Brandon M. Melton had sex with a 13-year-old girl, inappropriately touched three 13-year-old girls without permission and exposed himself to a 10-year-old boy, forcing the boy to touch him inappropriately, according to a news release from the Waukesha Police Department. Melton was an acquaintance of all the victims.
Online court records show Melton was sentenced to four years in prison and eight years of extended supervision following his guilty plea on a second-degree sexual assault of a child conviction. He continues to appeal the case.
Melton will live at 1100 E. Main St., according to the news release He will be a life registrant with the sex offender registry and will be submitting to face-to-face registration with law enforcement. He is to have no unsupervised contact with minors, no taverns/bars/liquor stores, no contact with victim and not to purchase/possess or consume alcohol or illegal drugs. He is to comply with sex offender rules and will be on G.P.S. monitoring while under supervision.
Further information from the Waukesha Police Department:
The Waukesha Police Department, in cooperation with the Sex Offender Registration Committee, is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender's release when, at the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.
The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects the potential to reoffend.
This sex offender has served the prison sentence imposed on him by the courts. The offender, under the supervision of the Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections, will be living in the location listed below. He is not wanted by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear, rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.
Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it wasn't until Act 440 (June 1997) that law enforcement is now able to share this information with the community. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. 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.