Police notify community of sex offender’s release
On Sept. 22, 2015, convicted sex offender Jamie Schwartz, 51, will be released to community supervision administered by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. He is not wanted by the police at this time. The Merrill Police Department is notifying the public of his release in accordance with state statute in the belief that an informed public is a safer public.
Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry and Community Notification Law was enacted that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community.
Schwartz was convicted in 1989 in Milwaukee County of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. He was later convicted in Lincoln County in 2005 of Repeated Sexual Assault of the Same Child. In Milwaukee, Schwartz sexually assaulted a 5-year-old female acquaintance. In Lincoln County, he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old female relative.
On Sept. 22 Schwartz will be released back to Lincoln County, which was his county of residence at the time of his most recent conviction. He will be on supervision with the Department of Corrections until Sept. 26, 2030. Upon release, Schwartz will be placed on Intensive Supervision and will be subject to the Department of Corrections’ Global Positioning System (GPS). He will be required to register with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Program. The program can be located at www.widocoffenders.org.
For more information, contact the Merrill Police Department at 715-536-8311.