The Racine Police Department has scheduled a community meeting Wednesday to talk to neighbors about the release of convicted sex offender Michael Fink.
According to a notice from the RPD, the meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the 16th Street COP House, 1900 16th Street. Representatives from the Racine Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Facility will be on hand to make the presentation.
and will not be allowed to leave the house unless he has a chaperone. He will also wear two monitoring bracelets; one will signal if he leaves the dwelling and the other is a GPS unit to allow law enforcement to know where Fink is at all times.
Residents are reminded this is a public information meeting only and is not open to public comment. Neighbors are also asked to leave children at home because the material presented is considered for adults only.
Fink was convicted in 1987 of second degree sexual assault for raping a 15-year-old girl. He served and 18-month sentence, but was back in jail shortly after his release for attempted burglary. In 1994, he was convicted of the sexual assault of two, 12-year-old girls who were babysitting his stepchildren.
After serving his time in jail, the state Attorney General's office successfully petitioned the court to have Fink committed in 2008 as a sexually violent offender under the Chapter 980 Sexually Violent Persons Petition. He has been at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston, WI, ever since.
In December, the court ordered Fink into supervised release and because of an error in the Department of Human Services, he was very nearly placed just a few doors away from one of his victims. Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz stayed the release until a new residence could be found.
On Thursday, the court confirmed on the record that Fink will live on Memorial Drive and will move on or before March 7 after the RPD asked for time to schedule a neighborhood information meeting.