The Richland County Sex Offender Registration Program Notification Team and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.
The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the WI Sex Offender Registration Program (SORP). Further, this individual’s history places him in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend. This sex offender has served prison time for charges stemming from sexual assault incidents in 1976 and 1977.
He was released from prison in the spring of 2019 and has lived in northern WI. During that time he has not re-offended. He has been approved to live in Richland County by the WI. Dept. of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections. On January 9th, 2020, he will be released to reside in Marshall Township, Richland County, WI.
This person is NOT wanted by Law Enforcement
This community notification bulletin is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.
Convicted sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community.
NOTE: Citizen abuse of this information used to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders can be a violation of the law and will not be tolerated.
The State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections is in charge of supervision of Richard D. Sugden. Special conditions of supervision include:
- House Arrest with GPS bracelet
- Required to have approved person/monitor with him at all times outside the home.
- Comply with sex offender rules
- Comply with rules of electronic monitoring & GPS tracking bracelets
- Comply with all requirements as lifetime registrant of the WI. Sex Offender Registry
Sex Offender information:
Name: Richard D. Sugden Age: 64 Male, White
Height: 5ft 10 in Weight: 194 lbs Eyes: Blue Hair: Bald
Offenses: Rape (1976), First Degree Sexual assault (1977) – Offenses occurred in Richland County, WI
Residence: 20686 Balsley Lane, Richland Center,WI.
Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections 608-647-4848
To learn more about the Sex Offender Registration Program in the State of Wisconsin, or to obtain information on registered sex offenders living in Richland County, please visit the sex offender registration website at www.offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/
Sheriff James J. Bindl