Madison
63° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Sheriff: Sex offender arrested after making comments to teen

Published On: Feb 12 2013 02:00:35 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 12 2013 05:49:26 PM CST
Phillip J. Godfrey
MADISON, Wis. -

A registered sex offender living in Jefferson County was arrested late Monday night by Dane County sheriff's deputies after an encounter he had with a 17-year-old in the village of Cambridge, the Dane County Sheriff's Office said.

The male victim was working at a local grocery store when he was approached by Phillip J. Godfrey, 46, of Cambridge, according to a Dane County Sheriff's Office news release.

Sheriff's officials said Godfrey made several sexually explicit comments to the victim, and made statements insinuating that he had been watching the boy on past occasions.

"He also insinuated that he had been watching this boy for some time and had some knowledge of the things like the vehicle he drove and where he lived and things like that, which were quite concerning," said Elise Schaffer, spokeswoman for the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Godfrey was booked into the Dane County Jail on a felony charge of exposing a child to harmful material, according to the news release.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone else who may have been victimized by Godfrey to call the Dane County tip line at 608-284-6900, or leave a tip electronically via danesheriff.com.

Advertisement
  • Gaza devastation, woman wailing blurb

    REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

    Gaza: A region destroyed by conflict

    After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire. Take a look at images of the Gaza Strip, a region now devastated by this conflict.

  • Peter Theo Curtis

    From the Curtis Family

    Americans detained abroad

    American writer and journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held captive for nearly two years by Syrian militants Jabhat al-Nusra, returned to the United States Tuesday. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad. Some are alive. Some are not.

  • Food, dinner, plate generic

    Good food that costs less than $1

    Today is National Banana Lovers Day! Lucky for you, bananas are super healthy. But did you know they're also one of several foods that cost less than $1?

Advertisement