Released sex offender to reside in Spencer
A press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office
NEILLSVILLE — The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m), which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level that reflects the potential to reoffend.
This sex offender has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts. He is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear. Rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.
Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.
Kevin M. Gaetz has previously served his sentence for first-degree sexual assault of a child. As of Aug. 23, he will be residing at W1772 Third Ave., Spencer, WI 54479. This information is being provided to make sure the public is aware of Gaetz’s release to the community.
Gaetz will be required to comply with requirements of lifetime sex offender registration. Contact Detective Kerry Kirn at 715-743-5358 for any questions.