Okauchee Sex Offender Returns to Neig...

Okauchee Sex Offender Returns to Neighborhood

There are 59 comments on the www.todaystmj4.com story from Feb 9, 2009, titled Okauchee Sex Offender Returns to Neighborhood. In it, www.todaystmj4.com reports that:

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OKAUCHEE - How would you feel if a convicted sex offender moved into your neighborhood? Mother of two Lisa Steele says she feels only one thing: "Very scared."

Last month Steele and her Okauchee neighbors received a bulletin, warning them that an 18-year-old male sex offender had moved onto their street.

Jacob Rezutek was convicted of first and second degree sexual assault on two different girls. Rezutek grew up in this Okauchee neighborhood, and Steele knows one of the girls who became his victim.

"I have two girls and just knowing that he's back in the area... and the potential is high for committing this crime again," Steele said.

She's not exaggerating.

According to the bulletin distributed to neighbors, Rezutek is considered someone with the "potential to reoffend." And he is not being monitored by any law enforcement officials.

In addition, Rezutek's new apartment is less than two blocks from an elementary school. Rezutek was not home when reporter Shelley Walcott knocked on his door.

There is no law stipulating where sex offenders can live in Okauchee. But Steele, and many others in Okauchee, insist offenders should not be allowed in areas with children, or near schools.

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Since: May 07

Oconomowoc

#1 Feb 9, 2009
I am really pissed off at talkradio, regarding the statement that "he has serverd his time and just wants to move on with his life."

What about the children he victimized? They aren't able to just "move on" with their lives, as if he never assaulted them.

Also, who is responsible for notifying the community?
Oconomowoc resident

United States

#2 Feb 10, 2009
Oconomowoc Mom wrote:
I am really pissed off at talkradio, regarding the statement that "he has serverd his time and just wants to move on with his life."
What about the children he victimized? They aren't able to just "move on" with their lives, as if he never assaulted them.
Also, who is responsible for notifying the community?
I know him. He has served his time and from talking to him about this. he does just want to move on with his life. I have known him for most of his life and he made a mistake just like a lot of people do but his was more severe than others. I am not saying that the children he assaulted will be able to move on with their lives because it will be hard for them to move on. Jacob is also having a hard time dealing with all of this too and i know he committed the crime so he has to pay for it BUT a lot of his friends no longer talk to him, he can no longer go to church, he cant even finish high school like a normal person, and he isnt even living at home because he has a little sister.
to Oconomowoc Resident

Waukesha, WI

#3 Feb 24, 2009
Oconomowoc resident wrote:
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I know him. He has served his time and from talking to him about this. he does just want to move on with his life.
IF he truly wants to move on, he should not move right down the street from one of his victims.
Old Friend

Madison, WI

#4 Mar 9, 2009
i have talked to him as well, he seems to want to move on with his life, but at the same time to be sucked right back into it, there were only two accounts of rape that were notified to the authorities but, bring his name up at the school that he attended before leaving for ethan allen, and i guarantee you that you will have a change of heart and think that he must be stopped before he ruins the lives of more of our youth, this man is a menice to society, and frankly he disgusts me
Another Oconomowoc Mom

Waukesha, WI

#5 Mar 24, 2009
I have a daughter that attends the school that Jacob went to before he went to Ethan Allen. Let me be more specific - the Christian high school Jacob went to. And while I understand as a mother the concerns posted here, and on Jacob's Facebook page, and every where else - I have to say one thing...The lack of forgiveness, the lack of reaching out to someone who needs love and support is very sad. Jacob made a mistake. He made a very BAD mistake, while he was a JUVENILE (hence, going to Ethan Allen - NOT PRISON). He was not 18 when it happened. He is 18 NOW. Almost 2 years later. He deserves love and forgiveness and compassion (as do the girls involved). He did not walk down the street of Okauchee and "snatch" a young girl and rape her. He made a mistake with someone he knew and cared about, and things got out of hand. He is not listed as a "sex offender", and the bulletin that was distributed in Okauchee was done by a careless man who just wanted to get back at the Police Dept for prior "wrongdoings", according to him. Thankfully, that man is moving out of state and can stop trashing the lives of those around him. All I am asking is to understand the entire situation, not what some would want you to think. Jacob is a good boy who made a HUGE mistake, but he can still grow into a wonderful man if the public would give him a chance, and love him for who he CAN be. That is what the Lord tells us to do, and as a Christian, it is what I believe we should all follow, and what I am praying will happen.
mom

Waukesha, WI

#6 Apr 3, 2009
This was NOT some teenage romance invloving teens who cared about each other! WAKE UP LADY!

This situation involved a 16 year old boy FORCING himself on elemantary students. THAT is the situation!!! If he had been just a few months older he WOULD have gone to PRISON!!!

We are all judged by what we DO, not by what we "might" do. If you want to protect someone, it should be the victims, NOT THE PERPETRATOR!!

I hope he truly does change otherwise there will be more innocent children victimized by his poor judgement and lack of morals.

Give him the opportunity to change his life AWAY from his victims. PROTECT the victims and let them move about their neighborhood, without fear.

BE A TRUE CHRISTIAN AND PROTECT THE VICTIMS, NOT THE CRIMINAL!
another mom -ocon

Franklin, WI

#7 Apr 7, 2009
At 16 yrs old we allow kids the responsibility to drive vehicles, meaning they are smart enough to learn all the rules of driving and being a cautious driver so that they don't hurt themselves or someone else, so why is it that you say that we should forgive him and let him just wonder the streets where there are small children simply because he made a mistake...are you kidding me, we all make mistakes but they don't ruin other peoples lives the way that he has ruined those innocent 2 girls lives, maybe you are not a victim of a sex crime, lucky for you, however statisically speaking 1 in 3 girls is a victim, I am a statistic, I'm 31 yrs old and was 7 when I became a statistic and I can tell you that it still effects me today, and probably always will. It's a sad thing that he didn't go to prison! Because that is what he deserved.
another mom -ocon

Franklin, WI

#8 Apr 7, 2009
Another Oconomowoc Mom wrote:
I have a daughter that attends the school that Jacob went to before he went to Ethan Allen. Let me be more specific - the Christian high school Jacob went to. And while I understand as a mother the concerns posted here, and on Jacob's Facebook page, and every where else - I have to say one thing...The lack of forgiveness, the lack of reaching out to someone who needs love and support is very sad. Jacob made a mistake. He made a very BAD mistake, while he was a JUVENILE (hence, going to Ethan Allen - NOT PRISON). He was not 18 when it happened. He is 18 NOW. Almost 2 years later. He deserves love and forgiveness and compassion (as do the girls involved). He did not walk down the street of Okauchee and "snatch" a young girl and rape her. He made a mistake with someone he knew and cared about, and things got out of hand. He is not listed as a "sex offender", and the bulletin that was distributed in Okauchee was done by a careless man who just wanted to get back at the Police Dept for prior "wrongdoings", according to him. Thankfully, that man is moving out of state and can stop trashing the lives of those around him. All I am asking is to understand the entire situation, not what some would want you to think. Jacob is a good boy who made a HUGE mistake, but he can still grow into a wonderful man if the public would give him a chance, and love him for who he CAN be. That is what the Lord tells us to do, and as a Christian, it is what I believe we should all follow, and what I am praying will happen.
Just curious...are you Catholic? That would at least meke me understand why you would think that everyone should forgive him and let him live his life...maybe you should tell him to go to confession, that way he can say a few Our Fathers and be "forgiven"
ocon

Franklin, WI

#9 Apr 7, 2009
How bout the fact that he took a 13 yr old girl, and a 14 yr old girl, into his apartment to watch movies on 4/5/09, he hasn't learned a thing,(cuz if he had, he would try hanging out or making friends with people his own age) thank god a resident of Okauchee saw the girls going into his apartment with him and notified the police, who then notified the parents, who then went and picked up their daughters.
The girls were unaware of what he had done, just thought that he was nice, and seemed cool, and he knew some of their friends, so didn't think it was unsafe to hang out with him. He didn't explain to the girls that he was a sex offender!
ocon

Franklin, WI

#10 Apr 7, 2009
another mom -ocon wrote:
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Just curious...are you Catholic? That would at least meke me understand why you would think that everyone should forgive him and let him live his life...maybe you should tell him to go to confession, that way he can say a few Our Fathers and be "forgiven"
And for your information, the police dept for the town of oconomowoc sent out the sex offender information bulletin to notify the residents, not only did they do that, but they also sent out a recorded message to all resisdents within a 2 mile radius of where he lives.
Another Ocon Mom

Waukesha, WI

#11 Apr 12, 2009
First of all, No I am not Catholic. I would be offended by your comment if I was. I am Christian. And what that means to me is that I conduct myself the best I can and always keep in mind how Jesus would want me to act. Second of all, Jacob has asked for forgiveness. Forgiveness for a crime he committed as a teenager. Not an adult. A Teenager. He is trying to move on with his life. But I am confused. Some say the police notified all the Okauchee residents of this "horrible criminal" living in their neighborhood, but yet others are complaining that the police did not. Which is the truth?? Actually, I know the truth. A memo was sent out AFTER a certain person complained to the Town and the MEDIA that they werent told this "menace" was in their mist. Perhaps because the judge and police did not consider him such. He served 1 year in Ethan Allen. For a brutal rape you say? No. Get your facts straight before you throw stones at someone. I am not going to argue the merits of the case with any of you. I read the police report. I know what happened. And I know Jacob. And I know that harrassing him, persecuting him, will not HELP him have a good life. YOU are making it impossible for him to move on. YOU are making it impossible for him to seek out the good. YOU are not being good neighbors, or good Christians. Shame on you.
Morals and Ethics

Waukesha, WI

#12 Apr 15, 2009
We are all judged by what we do. Morals and ethics are about the decisions we make - even when we think no one is watching. Have you ever seen the 20/20 segement called "What Would You Do?" If I had seen underage girls going into his apartment with him, I would have called police too. The Okauchee resident who reported what he saw made the right decision.

The shameful part is that Jacob thought it was okay. Maybe he thought no one would know. Sometimes... it's good when a young person gets caught making a poor decision. It may help them to think twice about it next time and help him determine what is and what is not appropriate behavior for his particular situation.

Moving away may be just what he needs to give him and his victims a fresh start. It's up to him to make the right decisions and begin building a good life for himself. No one owes him a good life. He owes it to himself and to his community and only he can build it.
Eric

Madison, WI

#13 Apr 17, 2009
(Response to the I'm not cathlic)

You are correct; he didn’t snatch a person from the street. He did something far more premeditative. He is not violent, he is mentally disturbed. He took advantage of young girls (preteen). He did it multiple times to multiple individuals. Now add two parents that have shown the victims’ families no remorse for what their son has done. Who have actually tried treating the families and victims as the source of trouble that has befallen their son, their “Good Boy Jacob.” Let’s just hope that Ethan Allen detention facility has helped Jacob take responsibility for his actions because I would be willing to bet dollar for donuts his parents have not taken steps to do so. Yes Jacobs family is a Christian one, very active in their church. God bless each of them. But all the god in the world isn’t going to change the fact that Jacob is a sexually perverted criminal. Individuals that commit crimes such as these have a very high rate of recidivism. Come on, you know this truth and Christian education will not make Jacob exempt. I’m sure Jacob is a “good boy,” he just has a difficult time keeping his hands off ten year olds. I hope he is able to put this behind him and have a rich, fulfilling life free from crime. I just don’t want this experiment to take place around my 10 year old little girl.
Eric

Madison, WI

#14 Apr 17, 2009
Not from Prairie Du Sac, I live near Jacob
Another Ocon Mom

Waukesha, WI

#15 Apr 17, 2009
Eric,
Your hope is exactly what I have been trying to point out to everyone here. Ethan Allen did help Jacob take responsibility. He is extremely remorseful for what he has done. He only wants forgiveness and a second chance. I speak to him quite often about this. I counsel him in his faith, and on how he can move past this and make a better attempt at a good Christian life. To recognize the damage he did, and open his heart to the Lord to guide him down a rightous path. I am only asking for those who continue this pursecution to allow him to move on. To give him the chance to move forward. If he is contantly harrassed and shunned by his community, he will struggle to do well. And I fear it will make it more difficult for him to keep positive about his future and give up trying. He has a good heart and a strong commitment to make better decisions. We just need to give him the forgiveness he seeks and the opportunity to be the person he wishes to be.
Decisions

Waukesha, WI

#16 Apr 18, 2009
... "treating the families and victims as the source of trouble that has befallen their son, their “Good Boy Jacob.”"

This is shameful.
Another Ocon Mom

Louisville, KY

#17 Apr 20, 2009
Decisions wrote:
... "treating the families and victims as the source of trouble that has befallen their son, their “Good Boy Jacob.”"
This is shameful.
This is completely inaccurate. NO ONE is blaming the girls here. The masses against Jacob will say anything to make their case, including flat out lying like this. That is what is truly shameful.
Eric

Madison, WI

#18 Apr 29, 2009
Another Ocon Mom wrote:
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This is completely inaccurate. NO ONE is blaming the girls here. The masses against Jacob will say anything to make their case, including flat out lying like this. That is what is truly shameful.
True shame is your ignorance concerning this matter. I am not of the masses. Your reply indicates to me that you are. This just out, people see what they want to believe.
Oconomowoc Mom

Waukesha, WI

#19 May 15, 2009
Another Ocon Mom wrote:
... I am confused. Some say the police notified all the Okauchee residents of this "horrible criminal" living in their neighborhood, but yet others are complaining that the police did not. Which is the truth??.... YOU are not being good neighbors, or good Christians. Shame on you.
Oconomowoc police sent them out. They missed a few residences, their human. They only sent phone messages to those with a landline.
Epiphany

Oconomowoc, WI

#20 Sep 7, 2009
Honesty? is this what todays society comes to? bickering about what is right or wrong? does anyone on this page, let alone anyone in the world have a toungue to say that they, alone, above anyone else, is a perfect person? im not trying to have an arguement. im not trying to be a bickering fight. but has anyone on this site realized what they do?
how would you feel about anyone talking about anyone of your family, friends, or relatives? shoot. how would you feel if it was someone you love and care about? stop fighting over whats right or wrong, good or bad. its honestly not worth anyones time. to tell you the truth, im the only one that should care. im mr. perpetrator. mr wrong, mr "f" up. but im tired of not the verbal insults or the inconsideracy, but by the loss of time and unneeded care on the subject and matter of why does it affect you. as a person of any religion, race, or moral. what is it to YOU? to sit here and judge and proclaim that you are any better then anyone else. why fall into the exact thing that your trying to disclaim, and go against. just save yourself your time and my time. stop with all your peddly preschool bull, and grow up, and get over yourselves. i hope whoever does read this is exits the site, never comes back, and has an amazing life without more troubles or problems that involve other. God Bless.

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