Racine Police-Sex offender to be released April 4th into the community


LEONARD A. HERRONThe City of Racine Police Department has been working with the Sex Offender Registry regarding the anticipated release of LEONARD A. HERRON (M/B DOB 06/14/77) to the community. HERRON will be released on Monday, 04/04/16. HERRON will reside at 1648 Edgewood Ave. He will be required to report to the Racine Police Department for face-to-face registration. HERRON will be a lifetime sex offender registrant. He will not be on any supervision, as the terms of his conviction have been fulfilled. If he violates the terms of his lifetime registry, he will be taken back into custody.

HERRONs last conviction was in 2002 for a 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. This offense was committed against a juvenile female acquaintance. HERRON attempted forced intercourse and used physical force in the assault. We want to make sure that the community remains vigilant and ensure they fully understand the seriousness of this offender.
Citizens are encouraged to go to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections website for more information. This allows for searches by name and zip code, and also allows community members to sign up for email notifications. By signing up for email notifications, citizens will be provided with current residence locations of offenders. The website for DOC-Sex Offender information is:

Mr. HERRON has served the prison sentence imposed on him by the courts. He is not wanted by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it wasn’t until Act 440 (June 1997) that law enforcement is now able to share this information with the community. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. Please understand that such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notifications. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.