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A homeless man who is on the lifetime sex offender registry for inappropriately touching two young girls more than a decade ago is being released into the Waukesha community following his prison sentence.

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Kenneth D. McDonald, 44, is considered a serious offender with a high probability to reoffend. He was convicted of sexually assaulting two females, ages 3 and 6, in 2005.

'We want to make sure that the community remains vigilant and ensure (residents) fully understand the seriousness of this offender, especially since he will not have permanent housing upon release,' stated a news release from the sheriff's department.

The sheriff's department and the Waukesha Police Department worked with the Department of Corrections-Probation and Parole Office on McDonald's release. He was set to be released into the community on Tuesday, March 8.

McDonald, formerly of Mukwonago, has no permanent residence and upon his release was taken to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department for face-to-face registration.

Because he is a lifetime sex offender registrant, he will be on GPS monitoring. If he violates the terms of his lifetime registry or GPS conditions, he will be taken back into custody.

McDonald's conviction was in 2005 for a second-degree sexual assault of a child. A judge sentenced McDonald to six years in state prison and another 12 years on extended supervision in September 2005, according to online court records.

Conditions of the extended supervision sentence include no contact with the two victims, their females or any child. He is also ordered to maintain absolute sobriety.

McDonald's victims were living in the same residence as him, according to the news release. McDonald inappropriately touched both victims, and also admitted to being in possession of hundreds of images of child pornography, the release said.

A possession of child pornography felony charge was dismissed on a prosecutor's motion in June 2005, records show.

McDonald will be required to make regular contact with his assigned agent, advising them of his locations. This will also be verified through the use of GPS.

Capt. Patrick Esser of the sheriff's department said with the increase in the number of homeless offenders upon release, residents are encouraged to go to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections website for more information, which allows people to search offenders by name and ZIP code, and also get email notifications.

See online at offender.doc.state.wi.us/public for more information.

Questions can be directed to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department at (262) 548-7122. For specific questions on offenders, contact the Waukesha Probation and Parole Office at (262) 521-5132.

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