Sex offender evaluator job offer rescinded

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's administration has rescinded a job offer made to psychologist after questions were raised about his previous job heading Florida's sex predator program.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported on the hiring of Daniel Montaldi at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston. Montaldi was to evaluate sex offenders and recommend to court officials which ones should be released. Montaldi resigned from running Florida's sex predator program six months ago after he was seen as being too sympathetic to offenders.

The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel found the number of potential predators identified by the state dropped by more than 50 percent under Montaldi's leadership. Wisconsin officials initially defended hiring Montaldi, but late Wednesday the Department of Health Services said it rescinded the job offer.

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