DHS Withdraws Request To Place Man In Eldorado

du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney has announced that the Department of
Health Services submitted a letter to the court requesting to withdraw their
supervised release plan filed with Milwaukee
County that would have placed a
violent sex offender in the Town of Eldorado.  Toney tells KFIZ via email that the DHS
indicated in a letter to the court that “matters outside of our control have
led to this placement no longer being viable” referring to a recently passed
ordinance in the Town of Eldorado and public opposition.  DHS is requesting an additional 90 days to
find housing for Clinton A. Rhymes.   He
was convicted of a violent sexual assault and attempted homicide in 1998 and
sentenced to 26 years in prison. He became eligible for supervised release in
2014 and restrictive ordinances in Milwaukee
caused the court
to order a statewide placement for Rhymes. 
DHS proposed a placement in Eldorado even though Rhymes had no
connection to the Fond du Lac
or Eldorado communities.