SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA -- South Lake Tahoe Police Department (SLTPD) Lt. Brian Williams is clarifying information released by his department Friday regarding a Tier II registered sex offender.
In a new press release, Lt. Williams corrected earlier information, saying Wesley Goetz is allowed to travel to California. The original information provided by SLTPD indicated he was not allowed to travel out of Nevada without specific permission.
Lt. Williams emphasized despite being on lifetime supervision, Goetz is not on active parole and his attempts to a obtain business license in South Lake Tahoe alone do not violate his conditions of supervision.
While SLTPD officials say Goetz' behavior is suspicious, he is still in compliance with his conditions and not wanted by law enforcement officials. Lt. Williams said his department only sent the press release in an attempt to inform members of the public and help parents protect themselves and their children.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - Wesley Goetz is a Tier II Sex Offender out of Nevada who is on a lifetime supervision for his crimes. The "Tier II" classification carries the description of "moderate risk" of re-offending.
Goetz currently lives in Incline Village. He was convicted in 1998 for Felony Lewdness with a child under 14, according to the SLTPD.
Goetz must follow special conditions, which include staying away from areas and businesses which children frequent, and not accessing the Internet without permission, according to the SLTPD.
Goetz is known to frequent South Lake Tahoe, California.
According to the SLTPD, Goetz attempted to falsely obtain a business license from the City of South Lake Tahoe to become a photographer at children's birthday parties, a handyman and a traveling salesman.
Goetz also attempted to conduct an Internet-based business, according to the SLTPD.
Goetz has a valid Nevada driver’s license and two vehicles registered in his name, including a 1991 Ford Aerostar van bearing NV/805WXK and a 1995 Honda motorcycle bearing NV/177782, according to the SLTPD.
There is no warrant for Goetz's arrest; however, the SLTPD would like the public to be aware of him, believing that he may be likely to re-offend.