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Charges: St. Paul Man Beat, Raped Hearing-Impaired Woman

A 53-year-old St. Paul man faces serious charges in connection to the beating and rape of a hearing-impaired woman Friday, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

03/31/2014

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Diocese: Former Blue Earth Priest To Be Deported

A Minnesota priest was taken into custody at his Monday sentencing and will be deported after admitting he fondled a girl while attending dinner at her grandmother’s home.

The Diocese of Winona says The Rev. Leo Koppala was taken into custody by the Department of Homeland Security after his sentencing hearing Monday and will be held until his deportation proceedings.

03/31/2014

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French Teacher Convicted Abroad Of Sexually Assaulting 2 Minn. Boys

A 32-year-old French national was convicted in a French court for sexually assaulting two Minnesota boys during a field trip at a language immersion camp in Bemidji, Minn. in 2010.

03/21/2014

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Constitutionality Of MN’s Sex Offender Program Questioned

Minnesota senators who met Monday at the Capitol say they must act quickly to modify the state’s sex offender treatment program before a federal judge does it for them. The judge has said lawmakers must alter the state’s system of keeping sex offenders in indefinite custody after they finish prison terms, or risk a ruling that it’s unconstitutional. Former Minnesota Chief Justice Eric Magnuson heads a task force that’s working to revise Minnesota’s sex offender treatment rules. “The way you are operating, it does not work because nobody gets treated, and nobody gets out,” Magnuson said. “And it is, in effect, a life sentence.”

11/18/2013

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Convicted Violent Rapist Could Be Released From Treatment

The three-judge panel decided on Friday to hold a special hearing in February to determine whether 58-year-old convicted rapist Thomas Duvall should be released from sex offender treatment.

11/08/2013

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13-Year-Old In Wis. Must Register As Sex Offender

A state appeals court has ruled a 13-year-old Shawano County boy must register as a sex offender following his conviction for assaulting a girl he was babysitting. But, the public may never know who or where he is.

10/16/2013

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Minnesota Sex Offender Captured In ND Corn Field

Authorities in eastern North Dakota’s Steele County combed a cornfield to capture a convicted sex offender from Minnesota who had allegedly cut off his tracking bracelet and stolen a motor home.

09/25/2013

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Facebook Post Leads To Arrest Of Sex Offender

A convicted sex offender from Minnesota was arrested in Fargo after posting on Facebook that he’s engaged to a 14-year-old girl and planned to marry her, authorities said. Tyler Howard Graening, 20, is charged with one count of Class A felony gross sexual imposition, one count of Class C felony failure to register as a sexual offender and one count of corruption of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor, The Forum reports. He has no recent address listed.

09/04/2013

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Hearing Set For Nov. 15 In Minn. Sex Offender Suit

Lawyers have filed motions asking a federal judge to declare the Minnesota Sex Offender Program unconstitutional, move the people in it to less restrictive facilities and appoint a court officer to oversee the program.

08/22/2013

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Minn. Sex Offender Program Could Be Reformed

The prison-like program that houses Minnesota’s most dangerous sex offenders could be reformed.

12/04/2012

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High-Risk Sex Offender To Move From Golden Valley To Mpls.

A level 3 sex offender will relocate from Golden Valley to Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police.

11/30/2012

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Police Searching For Sex Offender Who Clipped Off GPS Bracelet

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a level three predatory sex offender who cut off his GPS ankle bracelet on Oct. 22 in Faribault.

10/24/2012

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Judge Certifies Sex Offender Suit As Class Action

A federal judge has certified a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program as a class action on behalf of everyone committed to the program.

07/24/2012

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British Court Blocks Sex Criminal’s Removal To Minn.

Britain’s High Court on Thursday blocked a U.S. government bid to extradite a sex criminal to Minnesota, saying the state’s restrictive treatment program for sex offenders was far too draconian.

06/28/2012

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Level 3 Sex Offender Released Near St. Cloud

The St. Cloud Police Department and the Minnesota Department of Corrections alerted the public that a registered level 3 sex offender was going to be moving into the St. Cloud area.

06/07/2012

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