The Black River Falls Police Department has released information that a registered sex offender will be released from prison on May 17th. John Hobein has served his sentence for 2nd and 3rd degree sexual assault of a child and repeated sexual assault of the same child. John is 5’4” American Indian male, weighing 152 pounds and has black hair. According to authorities, Hobein will be living at 5 S. Roosevelt Road in Black River Falls, and will be under surveillance through the Black River Falls Wisconsin Department of Corrections office. Any questions about Hobein’s release should be directed to their office at 715-284-4747.