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Jury Finds Sex Offender Guilty of Child Enticement

Dennis Marth, a former Sussex resident, will be sentenced June 29.

Dennis Marth, 51, was free from supervision from a mental commitment after serving prison time multiple sex crimes against children for about six weeks when he followed young boys at a Hartland park on July 15.

Marth’s been in the Waukesha County Jail since August, and he will remain there for another month until he is sentenced June 29 on three felony child enticement charges. A jury found him guilty Wednesday night of the sex-related crimes.

Marth previously lived in Waukesha and more recently in Sussex.

Hartland police found who were fishing on July 15, according to the criminal complaint. The boys told one of the officers Marth had asked them where the railroad tracks were even though he had approached them two days earlier and done the same thing.

Marth first told officers he had come visit the park because he grew up in Hartland and was drinking that morning. He later changed his story to say he had some drinks after working third shift and had come to the park to sober up, according to the complaint.

However, police found a mug with beer in his vehicle, along with half a bottle of whiskey. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.14 percent at the time of the incident, the complaint states.

Judge William Domina released Marth from a mental commitment detention in May 2011 that Marth has been on since 2000. Marth was previously living at 1216 Buena Vista Ave. since 2007.

Marth is convicted twice of molesting children, according to a 2007 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.

Marth unsuccessfully asked the Waukesha County Circuit Court to release him from supervision last summer.

Joseph May 18, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Sex offenders cannot be rehabilitated. It is well documented: http://www.vachss.com/av_dispatches/disp_9301_a.html
Robert Curtis May 27, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Joseph that article (link) was from nearly 20 years ago, but that is the main source being used to spread fear and the myth about register sEX-offenders. This guy is a mentally ill person. Having come out of a mental health facility. Which he probably doesn't have much social and verbal skills. He probably has a mind that of a child and by that can only relate to children. Coupled with being a registrant he didn't stand a chance in our society. I dare say it is our society that may not be good enough for him. Ever watch the movie "Sling Blade"?
Robert Curtis May 27, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Here is some stats that are current. Today's facts don't support your position Joseph, but like an airplane crash that chills us to the bone so does the rare instance of a registrant re-offending. Note: Flying is still the safest form of travel and after doing time, probation and therapy the safest citizen in society might just be a registered sEX-offender. Now, EAT THAT with your cereal.
Robert Curtis May 27, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Oh, forgot here's the FACTS: http://www.defenseforsvp.com/Resources/Cal_gov/CASOMB_RECIDIVISM_STUDY_10_YEAR_w-Graph.pdf

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