During a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Steven Bauer ordered that Edward Lieber, as part of his sentence, never put up a Halloween display or pass out candy or gifts to children.
Lieber, 35, was found guilty on three felony counts of intentionally photographing a minor without consent as a registered sex offender.
The Waupun Police Department was contacted by three Waupun parents in regard to Lieber taking pictures of their young children, ages 2, 3 and 4, while they were trick-or-treating at his Madison Street home last Halloween.
A woman told police that the children entered a “Halloween-type structure” where Lieber was sitting inside with a camera.
Witnesses said that as the children entered the structure, Lieber followed them and proceeded to take pictures of the children without asking permission, according to the criminal complaint.
Lieber is listed on the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Fairwater girl in 1993, according to the criminal complaint.
Lieber told police that he took approximately five to six photographs that were intended for his father, according to the complaint.
Bauer also ordered Lieber to serve 60 days in the Dodge County Jail followed by two years of probation.