Possible Sites IDed In Placement Hearing For Sex Offender

8/15/17 – A hearing was held yesterday in Dodge County court on the possible placement of a high-risk sex offender. Both the state and the county are working together to find suitable housing for Robert Larson Jr., who is currently at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston. Last month, a location belonging to a relative of Larson Jr.’s in a rural area of Richland County was discussed as a potential housing solution. State Prosecutor Annie Jay says that the relatives will be moving out-of-state and are still deciding whether or not to make the space available. Appearing by telephone, Larson said that his relatives will not be renting the home to him. He says that there are three houses in Dodge County that fit the criteria for placement and while he is not exactly sure where they are he noted one may be near Mayville. The court is awaiting a housing report from interim Mayville Police Chief Ryan Vossekuil. A hearing is scheduled for September 20th.