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Community meeting to explain about sex offender's presence

A 37-year-old man convicted in 2004 of sexually assaulting a small girl will be released from state prison later this month and return to live in his hometown of River Falls on Spring Street. He will remain on extended supervision for 15 years.

River Falls Police Chief Roger Leque has decided to hold a sex offender notification meeting Wednesday evening, Aug. 12, at the Meyer Middle School auditorium. Anyone with concerns or questions should plan to attend.

Leque, Pierce County District Attorney John O'Boyle, someone from the Pierce Sheriff's Department, and state Department of Correction officials will oversee the meeting.

The presentation at the middle school will go into Wisconsin's sex offender registration program and details about the man returning to live in River Falls. At the end there will be time for questions.

For more on this story, please read the Aug. 5 print edition of the River Falls Journal.