Waukesha Police warn public about sex offender's release

Man convicted of child pornography released
Posted at 7:57 AM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 08:58:06-05

The Waukesha Police Department is warning the public about the release of a convicted sex offender.

Thomas Kopp, 28, was released from custody Thursday morning after serving time for possession of child pornography.

Police initially said Kopp would be staying at the Airport Lodge, but now say he has no permanent address, and it's not clear where he will be staying, although he will be placed under GPS monitoring. 

Authorities say Kopp's criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects the potential to reoffend. 

Kopp will be on a sex offender registry for the rest of his life, and is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with minors, frequent taverns, bars or liquor stores, and cannot consume alcohol or illegal drugs.

Police stress that the notification of Kopp's release is not meant to create fear in the community, but rather to keep citizens informed.

Anyone seeking information on how to set up block watch groups or to obtain information about personal safety is urged to call 262-524-3769 or 262-524-3774.

Waukesha Police say there are a total of 18 homeless sex offenders in the area.

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