(Juneau) (Juneau) An out of state sex offender is no longer residing in Lomira. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office notified the public Tuesday that Derrick Brooks was staying at a Lomira hotel as he obtained his CDL license.
The 52-year-old was released from a New York state prison after serving his sentence for two counts of Sexual Abuse First-Degree. He was set to return to New York on Monday. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says after talking Thursday with managers from Kreilkamp Trucking and AmeriVu Inn and Suites, he learned that Brooks’ employment and residential accommodations were terminated. He says Brooks was provided transportation back to New York on Wednesday.
The sheriff says officials with Kreilkamp Trucking were shocked to learn that Brooks passed a background check conducted by a contracted service. It was later learned that the State of New York forbids an employer from asking prospective employees about their criminal history until a job offer has been made.
An employer can turn away a potential hire in New York after a criminal history is discovered, but Schmidt says it is a process and one that was not made available to Kreilkamp Trucking. To obtain information regarding criminal history in New York, a $95 fee is required. That charge is $7 in Wisconsin.
Schmidt says Kreilkamp Trucking made a decision to hire someone based on incomplete information. He says the company assured him that their background process has been immediately adjusted and they are taking steps to ensure nothing like this happens again.
The sheriff adds that Kreilkamp is a victim of a New York law, which placed their employees and customers along with the residents of Dodge County in a compromised position. Schmidt did commend both Kreilkamp Trucking and AmeriVu Inn and Suites for their swift action.