Two sex offenders to be released in Superior throughout the next week

SUPERIOR, WI — Police say two sex offenders will be moving to the Superior area between February 7th and February 12th.

According to the Superior Police Department, 44-year-old Walter Lange will be released on Thursday, February 7th.

Officials say Lange was found not guilty by reason of mental defect of sexual assault of a child under 16 in May of 2012.

However, Lange has been previously convicted of exposing genitals to a child, sex with a child age 16 or older, and second degree sexual assault of a child.

He is required to be monitored by a GPS for the rest of his life.

A community meeting regarding his release will be held at 5 p.m. on February 7th in the Council Chamber of the Douglas County Government Center.

Lange will be living in the 3000 block of E. 4th Street.

Lange is described as 6’4″ and weighs 230 pounds.

Meanwhile, Jesse Thompson, 41, is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, February 12th to the 1600 block of N. 16th Street.

He is described as 5’5″, and weighs 154 pounds.

Police say Thompson was convicted of 3rd Degree Sexual Assault in Eau Claire County, and used verbal coercion and/or threats during the incident, which involved a juvenile female who knew him.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years of extended supervision, and has been convicted three time since of failing to update his information with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.

Click here to view the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.

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