Milwaukee County Sex Offender Will Not Be Placed In Eldorado

A 51-year-old sex offender from Milwaukee County won’t be placed in a residence in the Town of Eldorado. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney was in a Milwaukee County courtroom Wednesday when a judge accepted the state’s Department of Health Services request to withdraw their request to place Clinton Rhymes in the town. He says it was a victory for town residents and others involved in stopping the placement. He says many town residents took up Sheriff Mick Fink’s challenge to write letters to the judge. He says the judge referenced the letters during the hearing and held up a stack of papers a couple inches thick. The judge also referenced reading some of the letters.  Toney himself delivered to the court a copy of an advisory resolution passed by the Fond du Lac County Board opposing Rhymes placement. The judge did schedule a hearing for February 24th to determine where in Milwaukee County Rhymes will be placed. In 1998 Rhymes was convicted of a violent sexual assault and attempted murder. He was sentenced to 26 years in prison.