Court approves placement of convicted sex offenders at home in Lomira

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LOMIRA — Two convicted sex offenders, moved from a home they were placed at in Brownsville, and denied the ability to move into a home in Reeseville will be moving into a home in Lomira in Dodge County.

A judge on Tuesday, May 17th approved the placement of 30-year-old Jonathan Miller and 58-year-old Robert Miller at the home in Lomira.

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

Miller was convicted of sexually assaulting five-year-old and seven-year-old girls in 2002.

He is currently at the Sandridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston after he was denied the ability to move into Brownsville and Reeseville.

He is now set to move into a home in Lomira, and it is expected that he will be released from Sandridge on July 1st.

Larson’s supervised release was also approved on Tuesday. It’s unclear when he might be released from Sandridge.

Robert Larson Jr.

Robert Larson Jr.

Larson was convicted of first degree sexual assault in 1994, involving a 10-year-old girl and a woman, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Neighbors pushed back against the plan to release Miller and Larson in Lomira, including a man who said his grandchildren spend a lot of time at his home nearby.

“The plans are bologna. I don’t — I got eight great-grandchildren. They come out here all the time,” Bob Gregory said.

Gregory said he lives for visits from his great-grandchildren, who spend most of the summer at his home.

“My wife didn’t live to see them, but I did and you’re not taking that away from us now,” Gregory said.

Potential sex offender home in Lomira

Potential sex offender home in Lomira

A census survey was conducted to see  to see whether there are children living within 1,500 to 2,000 feet of the home, and officials said if that survey were to come back showing no children living within close proximity of the home in Lomira, Miller and Larson would be allowed to move in.

Larson and Miller were sent back to Sandridge after their removal from a home in Brownsville in 2015.  This, after it was learned that the convicted sex offenders were living next door to 11-year-old twins who lost their mother following a brain aneurysm.

The children’s two grandmothers spoke out against the placement of Larson and Miller.

They experienced enough trauma in their young lives. They don’t need this. They are terrified. The children are going to have a sense of fear and anxiety,” Mary Wondra told FOX6’s Myra Sanchick.

Sex offender home Brownsville

Sex offender home Brownsville

Earlier this year, Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt spoke out against placement of the convicted sex offenders at a home in Reeseville.  Sheriff Schmidt said it was found that there are a number of homes that fall between 1,500 and 2,000 feet from the Neuberger Road address in Reesville. Schmidt said 14 children live in these homes, and there are eight additional children who visit these homes on a regular basis. Thirteen children attend school at one of the homes Monday through Friday. One of the homes serves as a summer daycare, Sheriff Schmidt said.

Officials later learned the home on Neuberger Road in Reeseville was unable to be purchased by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services because the home was no longer on the market.

Proposed sex offender home in Reeseville

Proposed sex offender home in Reeseville