By Shereen Siewert

WAUSAU — Two sex offenders will be released from prison in October and will be living in Wausau, according to the Wausau Police Department.

Scott Smith, 30, and Craig Wipperfurth, 34, will both be monitored by sex offender agent specialists and will be subject to GPS monitoring. Both men will be living in transitional housing near the Marathon County Courthouse and will be on highly restricted schedules with time out in the community for work and treatment, police said. Current state law requires sex offenders to be released into the county in which they were convicted.

Smith was convicted in August 2006 of first degree sexual assault of a child, according to a news release. Court records show Smith was sentenced to 13 years in prison followed by 15 years of extended supervision. He was given 298 days credit for time served while awaiting trial. Smith will be released Oct. 2.

Wipperfurth, of Marshfield, was convicted in 2011 of second degree sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to eight years in prison. He will be on extended supervision for seven years. Wipperfurth will be released Oct. 9.

Their ongoing addresses and statuses will be updated and available online by accessing the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry at

One reply on “Police: 2 child sex offenders to be released in Wausau”

  1. So the cops keep putting released sex offenders in the same neighborhood so they are “close to the Courthouse.” What does that do to that neighborhood?

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