WASHBURN COUNTY -- A criminal complaint has been filed against Quentin Veitch, of Shell Lake, WI, charging him with violations of the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.
Online circuit court records show that Veitch was sentenced in 2013 for a conviction of Misdemeanor Make Lewd, Obscene, or Indecent Drawings and was ordered to register as a sex offender for 15 years. He was also convicted again in 2016 for another violation of Misdemeanor Make Lewd, Obscene, or Indecent Drawings.
On February 08, 2022, the State of Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry received information that Veitch was living at a residence in Shell Lake, WI, and not at the Cumberland, WI address which he had provided to the Registry. One of the requirements which Veitch is ordered to comply with is to report all addresses at which he is or will be living.
Authorities spoke to the property owners of the Shell Lake, WI address where Veitch was alleged to be living, and it was confirmed that he had been renting the residence for several months.
The Sex Offender Registry also received information that Veitch was attending services at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church & School located in Spooner, WI during school hours when students were on the premises and that Veitch had not previously advised the Church & School staff of his sex offender status.
Registry requirements for Veitch are that prior to entering school premises he must inform a school district administrator or designee that he is a registrant and also provide the specific date, time, and place of the intended visit. Authorities spoke with the Priest of St. Francis de Sales and the school principal and the information was confirmed.
Further information provided to the Sex Offender Registry indicated that Veitch had failed to report where he was employed for several months. Veitch is required to report employment within 10 days.
Authorities spoke to Human Resources at the business where Veitch was alleged to be working, and it was confirmed that he had been employed there for several months.
The criminal complaint states that when authorities spoke with Veitch about the registry violations, he stated that he doesn’t like to tell people that he is a sex offender and that he thought once he was done with supervision he didn’t have to tell anyone about it anymore.
Veitch appeared on February 11, 2022, for a bond hearing. District Attorney Marcoux requested a $5,000 signature bond and the Court ordered a $5,000 signature bond with conditions prohibiting Veitch from having contact with St. Francis de Sales school without written consent. The Court also ordered Veitch to provide updated address and employment information to the Department of Corrections.
On February 11, 2022, a criminal complaint was filed against Veitch, charging him with Misdemeanor Fail to Maintain Sex Offender Registry - Address; Misdemeanor Fail to Maintain Sex Offender Registry - Employment; and Misdemeanor Knowingly Fail to Notify School of Sex Offender Status.
Veitch is scheduled to appear again in March 2022 regarding his charges.
Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.