The Richland Center Police Department is 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 Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program (SORP). Further, this individual’s previous history places him in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.
This sex offender has served the prison sentence imposed on him by the courts. THIS PERSON IS NOT WANTED BY POLICE. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.
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.
Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.
Vernon R. Washington, age 38. In 2005, he was convicted in Richland County Court of two counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. The victim was a 15-year-old female. He is described as follows:
Male/Black, 5’9”, 153 pounds, black hair, brown eyes.
Upon release from incarceration on April 9th, 2019, Vernon Washington will be living at 307 S. Church Street, Apt. #2 in the City of Richland Center.
Employment will be approved by the Department of Corrections. No contact with minors.
- No unsupervised contact with minors.
- No taverns/bars/liquor stores. Not to consume alcohol or drugs.
- Comply with standard sex offender rules.
- Comply with any recommended treatment.
- Comply with lifetime registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program.
- Comply with electronic monitoring (GPS).
Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections- Agent Mary Collins-Johnsrud, 647-4848.
Richland Center Police Department- Chief Lucas Clements, 647-2103.
To learn more about the Sex Offender Registration Program in the State of Wisconsin, or to obtain information on other registered sex offenders living in the Richland Center area, please visit the sex offender registration website at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/.
To obtain information on anyone under supervision please visit the State of Wisconsin, Department of Correction’s website at http://doc.wi.gov/Home.
*This bulletin was prepared by the Richland County Sex Offender Registration Notification Team.