BURNETT COUNTY -- The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office has released an update regarding the residency of a convicted sex offender in Burnett County.

Note: DrydenWire first reported on Cauley, formerly of Spooner, WI, in 2016. That story can be found here: Additional Prison Time On Former Spooner Man's Child Abuse Case.

DrydenWire reported on June 12, 2020, that William Cauley was to be released, and homeless, on June 17, 2020, from the custody of the Black River Correctional Institute. Today, Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch notified the community that Cauley will now be residing in Webster, WI., according to a press release which can be viewed in its entirety below.

Press Release

Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch announces the relocation of William Cauley within Burnett County. In 2016, Cauley was convicted of multiple counts of Possession of Child Pornography. A decision to notify the Burnett County Community of Cauley’s relocation 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 living at 4103 County Hwy X, Webster, WI 54893.

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.

-Per Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch


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