Sex Offender Release Notification
The following is a media release authorized by the Outagamie County Sex Offender Community Notification Core Team. The Core Team is made up of representatives from local law enforcement, Department of Corrections, and the Outagamie County DA’s office. The Core Team evaluates and makes decisions on the level of notification to the community for the pending release of sex offenders under Wisconsin Statutes 301.45 and 301.46.
On June 1, 1997, Wisconsin State Statute 301.45 (Act 440), the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification law became effective.
Because sex offenders may pose a continuing risk of engaging in sex offenses while in the community, protection of the public is of paramount importance. Community notification (the release of relevant offender information) furthers the interest of public safety and can enhance strategies for crime detection and prevention.
Sex offenders have always lived in our community. However, until the passage of Megan’s Law in 1997, law enforcement often didn’t know where offenders were living and were not able to share that information with the general public if such information was made available to them. Community notification is not intended to increase fear. Rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.
A sex offender who has been convicted of a sex offense requiring registration with law enforcement in Appleton has been released to this community and will be residing temporarily at a residence in the 2600 block of N. Richmond St. He is not wanted by the police at this time.
SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN
The City of Appleton Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46 which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release, when, in 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 sexual offense. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects higher risk to the community.
This sex offender 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.
Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.
Jeremy D. Miller (M/W, 12/02/1972)
Jeremy Miller was found guilty of crimes he committed in Dubuque County, Iowa. Those crimes included; 2 counts of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree and 1 count of Burglary in the 1st Degree. These crimes occurred in 1988 and 1990. One offense involved Miller having sexual contact with a minor female he was babysitting. Miller’s other sex offense involved the sexual assault of a minor female who was a stranger to him.
Miller will be staying at a residence in the 2600 block of N. Richmond St. Jeremy Miller has served his maximum sentence under Iowa law. He is not on any extended supervision but will be required to maintain his information with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry as long as he is a resident of Wisconsin.
Additional questions regarding Jeremy Miller can be directed to Tom Smith, Sex Offender Registration Program at (920) 720-3015 or Investigator Matthew Kuether, Appleton Police Department at (920) 832-5500.
As of 11/17/2015 there are approximately 23,980 registered sex offenders in the State of Wisconsin. 515 are located in Outagamie County. For more information, please visit Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry’s website at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/
For additional information please contact Sgt. Lund at (920) 832-5509.