After nearly 20 years in a mental health facility for criminals, a sex offender is being released back into the community.
On June 5, 1992, Robert L. Addington, 47, was convicted on two counts of sexual assault of a child as a habitual criminal.
His victims were a 15-year-old girl and 12-year-old girl who knew him, according to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office.
On June 28, 1999, Addington was committed to the Wisconsin Resource Center in Winnebago.
On Feb. 12, 2018, Judge Raymond Huber approved Addington’s supervised release, but stayed it 90 days as the prosecution and defense attorneys worked out the conditions of his release.
On June 8, Huber granted Addington’s release and directed it to be “conducted expeditiously.”
Addington is required to follow conditions of supervised release that include lifetime GPS monitoring and he will be under escort anytime he leaves his residence.
He is also registered with the Sex Offender Registration program and is required to register for life.
Law enforcement has notified the public about Addington’s release due to state law and because his criminal history places him in a “classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend,” according to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office.
Addington will reside on U.S. Highway 10 in rural Weyauwega. He is 5-foot 8-inches, weighs 205 pounds and has blonde hair.
The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.
For more information, call the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office at 715-258-4466 or visit widocoffenders.org.