Level III Sex Offender
Authorities say a recently released sex offender who had been in violation of the terms of his release was arrested Monday. Darren Steven Marks was taken into custody Monday afternoon in the Big Lake area of Sherburne County after a concerned citizen called 911.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a convicted St. Paul sex offender who argued that a jury, and not a judge, must decide his risk-level status. The decision could affect the statuses of several Level-III sex offenders in the state.
A Level III sex offender who was on supervised release in southern Minnesota and had clipped off a GPS ankle bracelet is back in police custody, according to authorities.
A 69-year-old Pequot Lakes man was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday for violating predatory offender requirements and burglary going back to incidents from May 5 to May 27 of 2010.
A 38-year-old Prior Lake man who is a Level III sex offender was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Tuesday in connection with criminal sexual conduct involving a 12-year-old girl going back to 2008.