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Sex offender being released from prison to reside in Randolph

April 13, 2019

A 29-year-old man will be released from prison later this month and be housed at a home in Randolph, according to a press release from the Randolph Police Department.

Derick G. Van Beek will be released April 23 after serving the duration of a seven-year sentence for second-degree sexual assault of a child, for which he pleaded no contest in 2012. His sentence also includes seven years of extended supervision, which will begin upon his release from prison.

Van Beek was arrested while awaiting sentencing seven years ago after a Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy making a traffic stop found him in a vehicle with two girls, ages 13 and 14, who said they had just met him. Van Beek was taken into custody for violating terms of his bond, which prohibited him from having contact with females under 18.

“This notification is not intended to increase fear, rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public, Randolph Police Chief Michael Klavekoske said in the press release. “Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it was not until the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community.”

Van Beek is described as 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Van Beek will be residing at 437 Center St. He is under 24-hour electronic monitoring. He will be supervised by agents specializing in intensive supervision. He will continue to participate in long-term programming and will be a lifetime GPS client.

In addition to the intensive supervision rules, to which he must adhere, Van Beek will be subject to additional specific rules. These rules include: no unsupervised contact with minors, no taverns/bars/liquor stores, no contact with his victims, no consumption of alcohol or drugs, compliance with standard sex offender rules, cooperation with electronic monitoring, and compliance with all requirements and lifetime registration of Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.

Van Beek is registered with the Sex Offender Registry and will be registering with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and the Randolph Police Department, where a face-to-face registration with law enforcement will take place. If Van Beek violates any of these rules or conditions, he may be taken into custody and placed in confinement, pending review of possible revocation proceedings.

Witnessed violations should be reported to the Randolph Police Department.