Registered sex offender arrested in Rhinelander
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
An Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) has led to the arrest of a Rhinelander man. Richard M. Duellman, 42, was arrested July 21 for child enticement, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and attempted second degree sexual assault of a child.
ICAC investigations involve officers posing as children and interacting with potential offenders online.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry, Duellman is a lifetime registrant and has been subject to lifetime GPS monitoring. Past convictions involving children occurred in 2013 in Price County, 2014 in Clark County, and 2018 in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman said it is common for sex offenders to repeat their crimes, the OCSO has created a pair of programs to fight recidivism.
“The sex offender monitoring program helps our deputies keep an eye on the sex offenders we know are living in the community by encouraging continual contact between sex offenders and deputies to ensure they are providing accurate information to the Sex Offender Registry,” Hartman said. “Our ICAC team works numerous hours to find predators like Duellman. Duellman is a very serious offender in that he had been convicted of this same crime and served time in prison. He has only been out of prison for a few years. If this had not been our ICAC team talking to Duellman, I am sure we would have had another child victimized by Duellman.”
No court date has yet been set. Duellman remains jailed on a probation violation.