A convicted sex offender (Possession of Child Pornography) will be released in Burnett County on June 17, 2020, and will be supervised by the Department of Corrections and closely monitored, according to a press release from the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch announces the release of William Cauley on June 17, 2020 from the custody of the Black River Correctional Institute.

In 2016, Cauley was convicted of multiple counts of Possession of Child Pornography. A decision to notify the Burnett County Community of Cauley’s release has been made by members of a core team that review Special Sex Offender Bulletin Notifications forwarded by the Department of Corrections.

Cauley remains under the close supervision of local Probation Agents. Cauley is also required to follow specific and detailed rules prescribed by DOC including no unsupervised contact with minors, no contact with victims, cooperate with lifetime GPS Monitoring, and a lifetime registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program.

Cauley will be homeless in the Burnett County area.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it wasn’t until Act 440 in 1997 which enabled law enforcement to share this information with the community. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.


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