City Times Staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Wood Co. Sheriff’s Department, along with the Department of Corrections has released the following information on an offender moving to a different part of Wood County.
On 06/01/97, Wisconsin State Statute 3301.45 – the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law –
came into effect.
Prior to this legislation, individuals similar to the one listed in this bulletin, were being released into communities with only law enforcement agencies being notified. Based on this new law, the Wood County Sheriffs Department, along with the Department of Corrections and in conjunction with the Wood County Sex Offender Classification Review Team, is authorized to provide the following information to select areas of the community.
According to the release, Corey L. Rinehart, who had been living in Marshfield, will move to 7435 State Highway HH in the town of Arpin, as of Nov. 20. In 1999, Rinehart was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child in Clark County, second-degree sexual assault of a child in 2000 in Wood County, and child abuse in 2013.
Rinehart is a level 3 sex offender, and has a lifetime GPS monitor in place. Level 3 is the highest classification of a registered sex offender. The Sheriff’s Department will remind residents that harassment of sex offenders is forbidden under state law.
Please understand that the Department of Corrections and the Wood County Sheriff’s Department wants to create a safe community, but we also understand the reality that people are released from prison, and must be incorporated back into the community. Thank you for your anticipated understanding in this matter.