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SOUTH MILWAUKEE - The South Milwaukee Police Department has issued a notice to the community of a sex offender who was recently released from prison and who will be residing within the city.

Bruce Heintz was released from prison May 23. He is listed as homeless but nonetheless living in South Milwaukee. Police say he is being monitored by GPS and is also on extended supervision.

Heintz, 67, was convicted of first degree sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography, and is a lifetime sex offender registrant, police said in their public notice.

According to police, based on court records, he used verbal coercion and/or threats (manipulation, degradation) & hands on force (holding down, pushing) of three (3) female relatives between the ages of 11-13. Heintz was also in possession of child pornography involving infants and prepubescent females at time of his arrest.

Concerned residents can call 414-229-0600 to speak with a field supervisor or agent from the WI Sex Offender Registry Unit regarding questions pertaining to his supervision or any general questions pertaining to Heintz.

Police stressed that Heintz is not wanted by the police at this time. Abuse of this public notice to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders is illegal and violators will be prosecuted, they added.

However, anyone who witnesses Heintz engaging in criminal behavior are encouraged to contact the South Milwaukee Police Department, as would be the case for any crime, at (414)768-8060.

Under Municipal ordinance 23.167, the city of South Milwaukee has limited legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not reside. Otherwise offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose.

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