Convicted sex offenders to be released
The Merrill Police Department and Wisconsin Department of Corrections have announced the release of two sex offenders, to occur in the month of December.
On December 9, 2014, 30 year old Jesse James Robinson is set to be released to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Community Supervision Program under intense supervision until August 15, 2016. As part of his supervision, Robinson will participate in the Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) as well as a Global Positioning System (GPS).
On July 18, 2008, Robinson was convicted of 3rd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, after sexually assaulting a 4 year old male acquaintance. His history includes sexual contact with a 9 year old male acquaintance, and sexual contact without consent with an adult female acquaintance. Robinson will be required to register with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Program until August 15, 2031.
On December 11, 2013, 47 year old Jack R. Martinsen is set to be released to Community Supervision Program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.
On October 8, 1986 Martinsen was convicted of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child and on October 8, 1986 he was convicted of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, after sexually assaulting 10 and 12 year old male acquaintances. On June 25, 1996, Martinsen was committed under Chapter 980 Sexually Violent Persons Law, and on March 26 of this year, the court ordered a Supervised Release Plan to be developed for Martinsen. On November 3rd, that plan was approved.
Robinson and Martinsen will be released back to Merrill/Lincoln County, which was their county of residence at the time of their convictions.