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Sex offender set for release in Elkhorn

(Published Sept. 26, 2007, 3:27 p.m.)

A convicted sex offender will be living in Elkhorn following his mandatory release date next week, according to a press release from the Elkhorn Police Department.

Marion G. Billington, 67, was convicted in Walworth County in 1998 of first-degree sexualassault of a child and physical abuse of child. In 1982 he was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child

Billington's known victims were girls between the ages of 7 and 11 that were acquaintances.

He will be released from prison Oct. 1, and will be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections until October of 2013.

Billington will be residing at the Nickel Plate Hotel, 29 South Wisconsin Street in Elkhorn.  As part of Billington's supervision with the Department of Corrections, he will be subject to 24-hour electronic monitoring.

In addition, some of their rules of supervision include not to have unsupervised contact with minors, not to enter any taverns, bars, or liquor stores, and is not to consume any alcohol or illegal drugs.

The notification of his release was made by a core team made up of representatives from local law enforcement, Department of Corrections, and the District Attorney's Office. 

The core team evaluates and makes decisions on the level of notification to the community for the pending release of sex offenders.

Law enforcement officials warn that citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.  Further, such abuse could subject those who commit such acts to criminal penalties, and potentially end law enforcement's ability to do community notification.

Billington is not wanted by the police. However, if anyone has information about Billington engaging in illegal activity or in violation of his rules of supervision, they are asked to contact the Elkhorn Police Department at 723-2210.

Additional information is available at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Web site located at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/.




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