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Sex offender to be released in Wausau

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WAUSAU — A 29-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting a child will be released in Wausau after serving 8 years in prison, officials announced Monday.

Joseph Sekola has reached his mandatory release date and will be living in Wausau after Sept. 19. Sekola was convicted in 2008 of second degree sexual assault of a child, according to a Wausau Police Department news release.

Sekola was released once before, in 2015, but was returned to prison after being arrested in February on methamphetamine charges, court records show. He was convicted of those charges in May.

Current state law requires sex offenders to be released into the county in which they were convicted.

Sekola, who is subject to 12 years of extended supervision, will be monitored by sex offender agent specialists out of the Division of Community Corrections Office based in the Marathon County Courthouse. He will be living in transitional housing near the Marathon County Courthouse and will be subject to the Department of Corrections Global Positioning System (GPS).

Sekola will initially be on a highly restricted schedule consisting of time out in the community for work and treatment. His ongoing address and status will be updated and available online by accessing the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry at www.widocoffenders.org.

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