Convicted sex offenders to move to Beloit | Crime
Convicted 'sexually violent' men to move to into Euclid Avenue neighborhood
Authorities said two convicted sex offenders are scheduled to share a house in Beloit and a community meeting to discuss the relocation will take place next week.
Clayton J. Smith, 52, and Mark R. Taber Sr., 58, are scheduled to move to 2219 Euclid Ave. later this month, according to a Special Bulletin Notification from the Beloit Police Department received Thursday.
Smith was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child on May 4, 1992, according to the SBN, and was civilly committed in March 1997, released on Dec. 30, 2010. Records show Smith is living in Orfordville, Wis.
Taber was convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child on Jan. 14, 1991, was committed to civil supervision in June 2000, and was granted release on Jan. 30, 2013, according to the bulletin. Taber is listed as living in a supervised facility in Mauston, according to DOC records.
Police said under the conditions of the offenders' supervised release, they must comply with the following regulations:
- No unsupervised activities in the community without prior approval
- No contact with minors
- No patronizing bars or liquor stores
- No contact with victim
- No consuming drugs or alcohol
- Cooperation with electronic monitoring or GPS
- Compliance with requirements of supervised release and lifetime registration of the state Sex Offender Registration Program
Beloit police will host a public meeting at the City of Beloit Forum, 100 State St., Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss Taber and Smith's relocation to Beloit. The meeting is scheduled in advance of the offenders' anticipated move-in dates.
Members from the Beloit Police Department, Department of Health Services and Department of Corrections will be at the meeting.
Beloit Police Capt. Vince Sciame said the community is encouraged to attend to get information on sex offender registration laws, supervision and protective behaviors.
According to the Department of Corrections, both men are considered "sexually violent" individuals and were committed under Chapter 980, also called the Sexually Violent Persons Law. DOC said state law doesn't require notifications for all offender releases and the purpose of an SBN is to highlight cases that "may pose a significant risk to the community."
Channel3000.com records show authorities had attempted to place Smith in Hanover, Wis., last April.
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