Panel notifies public of sex offender's releaseThe Douglas County Sex Offender Notification Committee has issued a level III notification of a sex offender released from the Wisconsin Prison System on Nov. 15.
The Douglas County Sex Offender Notification Committee has issued a level III notification of a sex offender released from the Wisconsin Prison System on Nov. 15.
Richard Lanning, 29, was convicted of three counts of first-degree sexual assault of a Child in 2005 and served time in the Wisconsin Prison System. He is currently under the supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office.
The Douglas County Sex Offender Notification Committee determined that a Level III Notification would be conducted based on the the nature of offenses for which he was convicted.
According to court records, Lanning pleaded guilty to molesting three children, ages 5, 6 and 7 between 2002 and 2004. The 5-year-old was spending the night at a friend’s house in December 2004 when she was victimized. The 6- and 7-year-old victims are related to Lanning.
Lanning, due to a single conviction, was released from the prison system without the issuance of a special bulletin notice, according to a news release issued by Superior Assistant Police Chief Charles LaGesse.
Lanning is currently living in the 1600 block of North 16th Street in Superior, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender registry. Verification of that residency was pending when the site was last updated Nov. 17.
Lanning is described as a 5-foot-9, 176-pound white man with brown hair and blue eyes.