The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Wednesday, asking the public to help locate Phillip Rath, a 52-year-old registered sex offender.
Rath, who has a history of absconding, cut off his monitoring bracelet, according to authorities.
Rath was convicted in Calumet County of first-degree sexual assault of a child in October 1993. His eight-year prison sentence was stayed and he was placed on probation with one year in jail. Then his probation was revoked after he failed to comply with the sex offender registry.
On Nov. 20, 2012, Rath was released from custody. He moved to a home at N2034 West Road in the town of Dayton, where he was required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.
On Nov. 24, 2012, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Monitoring Center notified agents that Rath’s bracelet had been removed.
Agents attempted to contact Rath at his last-known address in Dayton but were unable to find him.
On March 20, 2013, Rath was apprehended in Omaha, Neb. He was charged in June 2013 in Waupaca County with violating the terms of the sex offender registry and held in custody on a $2,000 cash bond.
On Jan. 14, Rath entered a plea of no contest and Judge Philip Kirk placed him on two years of probation.
Anyone with information regarding Rath’s whereabouts should contact the sheriff’s office at 715-258-4466.