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Escaped sex offender from Oshkosh found in Las Vegas casino

WLUK Green Bay logo WLUK Green Bay 6/18/2021 Scott Hurley, FOX 11 News
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WLUK) -- A sex offender who escaped from Oshkosh more than a year and a half ago has been arrested at a Las Vegas casino.

Oshkosh police say Lloyd Pitzen cut off his GPS monitoring bracelet and left a facility on Jefferson Street on Dec. 7, 2019. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force found him in Nevada last Friday. Pitzen is in the Clark County, Nevada, Detention Facility, awaiting extradition to Wisconsin.

Pitzen, 71, was convicted in 1982 of four counts of second-degree sexual assault. Police say he entered strangers' bedrooms while they slept. The victims were a 15-year-old girl and three women.

Pitzen was also convicted of a drug offense in 2004 and sex registry violations between 2004 and 2016. In 2015, he escaped from a Wautoma facility and was captured in Mesquite, Nevada. He was sentenced to one year in prison.

Pitzen moved into the Oshkosh facility after being released from prison on Oct. 15, 2019.

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