Released sex offender moving to Townsend

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The Oconto County Sheriff’s Department has released information about a registered sex offender who is scheduled to move into the town of Townsend.

Duane C. Trossen, 77, is scheduled to be released on April 25. Officials say he will be living in the 16000 block of Forest Hill Drive.

Trossen was convicted in 1970 of indecent behavior with a child and in 2003 of second-degree sexual assault of a child. His victims were juvenile males.

According to a flyer that will be delivered door-to-door in the immediate neighborhood prior to his release, Trossen has served the sentence imposed by the courts and 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,” the flyer states.

For information, call Sheriff Michael Jansen at 920-834-6900.