PORT EDWARDS, WI (Submitted to OnFocus) – George J. Bidwell has been designated as a Level 3 Sex Offender. This is the highest classification of notification level in so far as a potential threat or danger to the community at large. The criminal history involving the convictions of Bidwell indicate he had sexual contact with three different juvenile females, two of whom were unknown to him and one who was an acquaintance.
Bidwell was convicted of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child (2005 Wood County), Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child (2007 Adams County) and Third Degree Sexual Assault (2009 Wood County).
On June 23, 2021, Bidwell was released. He briefly resided in the City of Wisconsin Rapids. On July 4, 2021 he will be moving to 4183 Autumn Trail, in the town of Port Edwards, Wisconsin. He is a lifetime registered sex offender and has a lifetime GPS monitor, which is in place.
He is a white male who is 54 years old, 5’9″ tall, 154 pounds in weight and has brown hair with hazel eyes.
Please note: State law forbids the harassment of released Sex Offenders. Please understand that the Department of Corrections and the Wood County Sheriff’s Department wants to create a safe community, but we also understand the reality that people are released from prison and must be incorporated back into the community.
Thank you for your anticipated understanding in this matter. If you have questions about this bulletin or the situation in your community, please contact the Department of Corrections – Sex Offender Registry at (608) 240-5830.
On 06/01/97, Wisconsin State Statute §301.45 – the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law came into effect. Prior to this legislation, individuals similar to the one listed in this bulletin, were being released into communities with only law enforcement agencies being notified.
Based on this new law, the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Department of Corrections and in conjunction with the Wood County Sex Offender Classification Review Team, is authorized to provide the following information to select areas of the community. Based on this law, neighbors, schools, and businesses in the vicinity of the residence of this offender are being notified via this bulletin.
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