MADISON (WKOW) -- A sex offender who was given brief freedom before beginning a prison sentence and then failed to comply with electronic monitoring was arrested.
DeForest Police lieutenant Dan Forseth told 27 News 61-year old David Haug was arrested at his home. Forseth said monitoring equipment signaled Haug was not in compliance with monitoring rules, but Forseth did know what triggered the alert. Forseth said Haug did not resist arrest.
On Valentine's Day, Dane County judge Roger Allen sentenced Haug to three years in prison for the sexual assault of a cognitively disabled man. In what court records note as a rare move, Allen gave Haug two days to report to prison, as long as he was monitored. An arrest warrant was issued hours before the prison report date when monitoring indicated Haug was not in compliance.
A spokesperson for Allen said such periods of liberty are sometimes granted in the federal court system. The spokesperson said Allen's past work as a federal drug agent made him familiar with the practice. The spokesperson said Allen plans to require immediate reporting in future cases involving prison.
MADISON (WKOW) -- A sex offender given rare, brief freedom before beginning a three year prison sentence failed to report to prison, and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.
On Valentine's Day, 61-year-old David Haug of DeForest was sentenced to prison by Dane County Judge Roger Allen for sexually assaulting a 45-year-old cognitively disabled man. Records show Allen took the unusual step of allowing Haug to remain free until Thursday, while being monitored by GPS.
A court official said a warrant for Haug's arrest was issued that day because Haug was not complying with the GPS monitoring.
Stay with www.wkow.com and watch 27 News at 6 tonight for more information on this developing story.