State files to commit Rock County man as violent sex offender
JANESVILLE A Rock County man convicted of multiple sexual assaults was scheduled to be released from prison Tuesday to Rock Valley Community Programs, Janesville.
Instead, the state has filed a petition in Rock County Court to commit the man to supervision under the state's sexually violent offender law.
Jimmie L. Mable, 65, is at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Facility in Mauston, according to a spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Mable is eligible for commitment as a sexually violent offender because he has mental disorders that predispose him to acts of sexual violence and cause him "serious difficulty" in controlling his behavior, according to the petition filed Jan. 4 by the state Department of Justice.
In a recent examination, Mable told a doctor that up until "a couple years ago" he was primarily sexually attracted to girls between the ages of 10 and 13. He has three victims in that age range, according to the petition.
Over an extended period, Mable "brutally" sexually assaulted five people to whom he was related; three were children, and two were adults, according to the petition.
The most recent assaults took place in the early 1990s, according to the petition.
In 1994, Mable was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years extended supervision after he pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree and second-degree sexual assault of two victims in two cases.
One girl said Mable assaulted her in 1993 in a car in public places in Beloit. Another said he assaulted her in 1994 under a bridge in Beloit, according to the petition.
He was released from that sentence to Rock Valley Community Programs in 2008 and got through his 90-day stay without problems. He participated in treatment from 2008 until April 2012 when his probation was revoked on suspicion that he touched the breasts of an adult female acquaintance without permission.
He was sentenced to a year in prison for the probation violation and was scheduled Tuesday for release.
In 2011, Mable lived in Janesville, according to online court records.
Mable already had done time for violent crimes before the 1994 sentences.
In 1980, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a charge of attempted first-degree homicide, according to the petition. He shot a 27-year old Beloit man in the face. The man was hospitalized for seven days.
In 1977, Mable was sentenced to five years in prison on a charge of second-degree sexual assault. A child said he assaulted her at his home in Kenosha County, according to the petition.
A probable cause hearing on the violent sexual offender commitment is scheduled for Monday.