A man who spent seven years in prison on a sexual assault conviction followed by more than a decade in a secure mental health facility will be released this week in Eau Claire.
Steven E. Young, 38, will be released Wednesday from the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston to live at a residence on the 2400 block of Fifth Street, according to a news release from the Eau Claire Police Department.
Young's placement within the city is temporary, and state officials are working to obtain long-term housing for him, according to the news release.
Young will be confined to the residence and can only leave with a chaperone hired by the state Department of Health Services. He cannot have contact with children and is prohibited from being within 1,500 feet of a park, playground, library, school or church. Terms of his release also prohibit him from drinking alcohol or having an electronic device.
Young will be monitored for the rest of his life by GPS and is a lifetime registrant on Wisconsin's Sex Offender Registry.
In December 1999, Young was sentenced to seven years in prison for second-degree sexual assault of a child in Eau Claire County. As his release from prison neared, an Eau Claire County jury deemed him to be a sexually violent person in September 2007. That committed him to the custody of the state Department of Health for control, care and treatment until he was no longer deemed to be sexually violent.
Eau Claire County Judge John Manydeeds agreed last month to terms of Young's supervised release plan.