Sex offender who cut off his GPS bracelet left Oshkosh arrested in Vegas

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OSHKOSH – A sex offender who cut his ankle bracelet and left a transitional facility in Oshkosh more than a year ago has been arrested at a Las Vegas casino.

Lloyd Pitzen, 71, was arrested without incident on June 11 by the US Marshals Service, which worked with the Oshkosh Police Department on the investigation. Pitzen is being held in a Nevada detention center pending his extradition to Wisconsin.

On December 7, 2019, Pitzen removed his GPS monitoring bracelet and left a transitional facility on Jefferson Street, where he had lived since October 15, 2019, after his release from prison.

Pitzen was arrested on an arrest warrant for tampering with a GPS tracking device and violating the sex offender registry.

He was convicted of four counts of second-degree sexual assault in 1982. He was also convicted of a drug-related offense in 2004, as well as several sex offender registry offenses from 2004 to 2016.

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Contact Chris Mueller at 920-996-7267 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter at @AtChrisMueller.

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