Police and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections say that a repeat child sex offender living across from Allen Field Elementary School has been removed form the home and is now homeless.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
April 1, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, police and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) during a neighborhood gathering at Allen Field Elementary School confirmed that Luis Antonio Martínez, 49, has been removed from the home located at 1609 S. 7th Street and is now homeless. Police had circulated fliers alerting the neighborhood around the grade school that Martínez, a repeat child sex registered offender was residing across from the grade school. The residents became concerned and protested to authorities. The DOC decided to remove him from the location at S. 7th St. and W. Lapham Blvd. The state DOC Sex Offender Registry has listed him as homeless. Martínez who is now homeless will be monitored and a final decision has not been made to locate a home for the registered child molester.
Martínez is serving 15-years of supervision, according to court records.
Martínez was convicted in 2000 for two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and served 15-years in prison and received 15-years probation. In 1993, he was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child, according to police.
Currently, around that same vicinity or zip code 53204 they are at least 170 registered sex offenders living in the area, according to the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry. Martínez is considered a repeat child sex offender and police are required to notify the residents and the nearby school where Martínez is living close too.
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Luis Antonio Martínez, a repeat child sex offender has become homeless and can now move around freely to where ever he likes in Milwaukee County including the Southside of Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) believes that they did remove a potential threat to children from the Southside, but now it would be difficult for people in their neighborhood to learn, if Martínez has moved in next door.
Since, the State of Wisconsin and the DOC made the rules, they should be responsible for locating a home for Martínez to serve his probation for the next 15-years. How is Martínez suppose to reintegrate back into society when he is a registered child sex offender for life and most likely couldn’t get a living wage job or even hold a job when labeled and identified as a sex offender?
Felons are required by employers to let them know of their prior convictions, if not, felons can get fired, but most likely they wouldn’t get hired at all.
Martínez is marked for life as a sex offender. The offender registry serves as an avenue to continue to prosecute the offender long after serving his prison sentence and supervision as well as to let society know that the offender is an outcast, should be penalize and discriminated by society.
If the offender becomes a witness to a felony crime, the offender can be easily be tracked to his or her current address by just checking out the DOC Sex Offender Registry putting the offender in a life and death situation by those he/she helped convict.
The offender is assured that he/she will never live in private as murderers, rapists, abductors and other convicted criminals do after serving out their sentences.
The DOC Sex Registry was created to ensure that the offender fails to reintegrate into society as a contributing member who has been rehabilitated some might argue. Others would argue that the registry allows for citizens of a state to know who is a registered sex offender for safety purposes and to keep their children from becoming the next victim.
In other states, some convicted felons are required to register as child sex offenders without ever sexually assaulting a child.