Community meeting slated for Wednesday
A pair of sex offenders will move into a home in Deer Creek, according to the Outagamie County Sex Offender Community Notification Core Team.
Jerome C. Litscher and Michael R. Schaar have been convicted of sex offenses requiring registration with law enforcement in Outagamie County. They will soon be released to the community and live at W9442 Schweitzer Road, a placement determined to fit statutory requirements.
Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office invites area adults to an informational meeting about the men’s placement at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Deer Creek Town Hall, W9698 County Trunk Trunk F.
Officers will discuss the individuals’ offense histories and offer advice on safety in the community. Law enforcement will be available to answer questions.
Both men served time in prison. Neither is wanted by police.
“Because sex offenders may pose a continuing risk of engaging in sex offenses while in the community, protection of the public is of paramount interest,” Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release. “Community notification (the release of relevant offender information) furthers the interest of public safety and can enhance strategies for crime detection and prevention. … Community notification is not intended to increase fear. Rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.”
Litscher, 75, has a history of sex offenses dating back to 1959.
According to online court records, he was convicted of felony second-degree sexual assault of a child and felony sex with a minor in Outagamie County Circuit Court in 1989.
Litscher was ordered to serve 10 years’ probation for the sexual assault and eight years in prison for having sex with the child.
In 1997, Litscher was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was again convicted of felony second-degree sexual assault. He also received 10 years’ probation for a felony child enticement conviction.
In 2007, a petition was filed in Oconto County Circuit Court to commit Litscher to a secure treatment facility and classify him as a “Sexually Violent Person.” The commitment was ordered in 2009 and he remained in the custody and care of the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Litscher was granted supervised release in 2017 and lived in the Eau Claire area. He will move to his placement in Deer Creek by Wednesday, June 20.
Schaar, 50, has a criminal history dating back to 1995, including crimes involving physical violence.
In Green County in 1996, Schaar was sentenced to five years in prison for a felony burglary case that also involved a child sexual assault. Schaar was ordered to serve two years’ probation for the misdemeanor fourth-degree sexual assault charge.
That year, he was also sentenced to five years in prison for felony bail jumping in Green County and felony third-degree sexual assault in Lafayette County.
In 1996 in Green County, Schaar was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for felony false imprisonment through use of a dangerous weapon and five years of probation for felony bail jumping.
In 2004 in Lafayette County, Schaar was sentenced to two years in prison and five years of extended supervision for felony aggravated battery.
A petition was filed and ordered in Green County Circuit Court in 2005 to commit Schaar to a secure treatment facility and classify him as a “Sexually Violent Person.” Schaar remained in the custody and care of the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. He recently petitioned the court for supervised release.