The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Monday, January 30, 2006

Edward Ziesmer

In April of 2003 Edward Ziesmer moved from Wisconsin to Florida. Upon moving to Florida, the 61 year old who was of rape convicted in November 1988 in Sauk County failed to register as a sex offender.
Ziesmer is now in custody after Lee County Sheriff’s deputies say he abducted and raped a girl in Bonita Springs Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff’s officials say Ziesmer grabbed a Hispanic girl under the age of 12 and placed a shirt over her head on Iowa Street, off Bonita Beach Road just west of Old 41 Road. He then took the girl into a wooded area and sexually assaulted her.

Authorities are not releasing the girl’s name because she’s a minor. The sheriff’s office received the call at about 4:22 p.m.
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Witnesses to the crime flagged down Sgt. Adam Sedwick who was on routine patrol in the neighborhood and alerted him that they had seen Ziesmer take the girl into the woods.

Sedwick then found Ziesmer and the victim about 25 feet into the wooded area. Ziesmer was apprehended without incident.

Upon further investigation, the sheriff’s office found that Ziesmer had sexually assaulted the girl. SRC
This is the second rape reported within the last weeks in the area, according to one news source, but I was unable to find more information on it.

Some of you may recall a recent entry here on the problems with the Florida Sex Offender Registry. I would say that this recent case should move us to act upon this problem, and diligently work to correct it.

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Home Sweet Home said...

Florida's handling of sex offender's on the registry may not be the only problem. Just the other day I ran across an excellent article on the treatment program and civil committment program that they use.
http://www.miami.com/multimedia/miami/news/archive/sexpred/part1/1.html

thpunishrr said...

Wake up America! These creeps continue their predatory ways no matter how much we try and rehabilitate them. Until we find a way to treat these pedo's we need to keep them locked up!