Serial horse rapist, mutilator and killer
was released on June 28th 2015!
was released on June 28th 2015!
Wisconsin horse owners, BEWARE!
UPDATE as of 3/7/17: He is living in Green Bay and working in nearby Denmark, WI.
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Rachwal drives a red SUV with license plate 377 - XXE
Uncomfirmed: Some people report that he was an arsonist as a teenager, and sexually abused animals, including dogs and horses, in Nevada and California.
Even after being arrested and convicted multiple times for his crimes, he keeps on going after horses.
In December 1993, Rachwal plead no contest to charges of mistreatment of animals causing death, sexual gratification with an animal, and intentional mistreatment of animals in Monroe County. Rachwal appealed his sentence, and was partially successful. He was released on bail in 1995. It didn't take him long to go back to raping horses.
In June of 1996, Rachwal was charged with two counts of burglary, mistreatment of animals, criminal damage to property, and felony bail jumping. He was found not guilty by reason of mental defect, and sent to Mendota Mental Institution.
In 2008, Sterling Rachwal was released from Mendota and almost immediately went after another horse in Fon du Lac. He was thrown back into custody, and they managed to hold him until 2012, when they finally convicted him and gave him 90 days.
Rachwal petitioned for, and got, another release hearing April 23rd 2014. At that time, the judge stated that he would not release Rachwal, but would have to do so one year later.
Rachwal was released June 28th, 2015.
On November 28th, 2015, a pregnant was brutally attacked near New London, WI (near where the Rachwal family farm is located). The mare was raped with "objects" and found bleeding in her pasture. Police could not confirm Rachwal was the one who did the deed, so he was not jailed.
In February 2017, a gelding near Green Bay, WI was found by his owners, tied to a wall at night. He was bleeding from his rectum. (Owner's Facebook post here.)
Rachwal WILL re-offend.
He IS be living in a Wisconsin neighborhood hear you.
Protect yourself and your animals!
Rachwal's Known Locations: Fon du Lac, where he assaulted a horse, and where he once lived (in a halfway house). New London/Weyauwega area, where Rachwal grew up. He may return to live on his parent's large farm on County Rd. X. Mendota Mental Hospital is located in Madison, WI, and it is possible he will find a place to live there after being released. He is also rumored to be heading to the far northern parts of Wisconsin.
UPDATE 3/7/17: Rachwal is living in Green Bay, and working at Salm Partners in nearby Denmark, Wisconsin.
Rachwal Family: Unfortunately, Sterling Rachwal has a twin brother, and possibly one other brother, so appearance alone may not help you identify him. Sources close to the Rachwal family say that the brothers look fairly different now that they have aged, but make no assumptions about his identity. Sterling Rachwal's family are innocent citizens and should not be harassed in any way. At least one of his family members is terrified of him and wants nothing to do with him. Repeat: this family cannot help being related to a monster.
Other Possible Identifiers: Rachwal is interested in working on trucks. Rachwal has terrible spelling in written communications. He may actively search for free or cheap horses via Craigslist. You can see his Facebook page here. Pleas to local and state officials, including Governor Walker, have done nothing to keep Rachwal locked up. The authorities say he's served his time, and there's nothing they can do to keep him locked up. A final note...
In the comments section, someone questioned the truth of this Sterling Rachwal's crimes. I can assure you that they and he are REAL horrors. I have included some articles and a video below, and you can click them to see them full size. You can also visit this news video, and Fon du Lac newspaper online article. You can also go to Wisconsin Circuit Court Access and look up Sterling Rachwal by name to see a list of his crimes.
More articles here, here, here, here, and below (click to enlarge):