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Sex offender headed to trial on new charges

Posted: 1:01 PM, May 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-31 18:01:32Z

A registered sex offender accused of assaulting a woman soon after he was released from jail last month will go to trial on the new felony charges.

Jameel Hameed Ali, 67, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a home near Holton and Locust where he'd been staying with an acquaintance.

Prosecutors also allege Ali violated the conditions of the state's sex offender registry by not reporting to officials where he'd been living. 

At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, a court commissioner found probable cause to proceed with a trial.

Ali was released from Wisconsin's Sand Ridge Facility, which houses sexually violent offenders, on April 20.

Rebecca Mahin, a sex offender registry specialist with the State of Wisconsin, said the building near Holton and Locust was not where Ali told her agency he'd been living.

"I was notified by one of our GPS specialists that (Ali) had not been spending nights or residing at the address he reported to us," Mahin said.

Mahin said any change of address should have been reported to the state within 10 days.

She said the last address Ali left with state officials was for a residence on Capitol Drive.

Ali is due back in court next month.