Read more: Uproar over sex offender release Four months later, no viable options have been found in Dodge County for housing the two men.
In December 2015, Manitowoc and Two Rivers approved ordinances that ban the placement of sex offenders who lived outside the cities before they were sentenced. Rickert, a Milwaukee-area offender, was placed in Manitowoc the month prior.
Most of these people remain under scrutiny the rest of their lives, and lately in Wisconsin, state services have struggled to find areas to place them after they have served their time.
Residents in Brownsville, backed by Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt, were so up in arms a judge reversed the decision and removed the sex offenders from the home.
"I wanted to see my daughter and basically gave (the woman) an ultimatum."Twenty-five years later, the shadow of the incident still darkens his life.
Being labeled a sex offender has hurt his relationships, employment opportunities and caused him deep despair.
Placing Milwaukee County offenders in other Wisconsin counties is a new phenomenon.
In the four years preceding 2014, no statewide searches were conducted, according to the DHS.
About 200 citizens packed into the town's community center to voice disapproval of his living in the area."I can't guarantee your safety," Fink told an agitated crowd. I can't promise you anything."The sheriff was so incensed, he was ready to take a busload of residents to a Milwaukee courthouse to fight the decision. Read more: FDL Sheriff opposes sex offender placement Fink has no problem having sex offenders from Fond du Lac County placed back in the county after prison.