Sex Offender

Meeting In Federal Case On Sex Offender Lockup Ruled PrivateWhen Gov. Mark Dayton, top legislators and other public officials go before a federal magistrate on Aug. 10 to discuss Minnesota's embattled sex offender program, the assembly will be closed to the public.
Police Seeking Sex Offender For Violating Terms Of ReleasePolice are looking for a recently released sex offender who they say is in violation of the terms of his release.
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Locked Up At 15, Sex Offender Calls His Treatment 'A Sham'A federal trial over the constitutionality of Minnesota's sex offender program heard Thursday from a man who was a juvenile when he was locked up and was later sent into treatment.
Wis. Authorities Seek Help Finding Escaped Sex Offender Officials in northwestern Wisconsin are asking the public's help in finding a convicted sex offender who escaped an emergency housing unit.
Lawsuit On Sex Offender Program To Be Bench Trial A federal judge has denied the state's request for a jury trial in a challenge to Minnesota's sex offender treatment program. Instead, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank ruled Tuesday that he'll decide the first phase of the case, which will determine whether the state's law on civil commitments of sex offenders is constitutional. The bench trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 9.
The Process Has Begun To Release Civilly-Committed Sex OffendersA federal court proceeding has cleared the way for what will likely be the release of one, and likely more, dangerous sex offenders. The offenders are civilly committed and housed at state facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter.
Officials: Offender Should Stay At MSOP For Now Officials with the Department of Human Services disagree with experts who say a man in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program should be immediately released, arguing in court documents Wednesday that he is still a danger to the public and still in need of treatment.
Charges: St. Paul Man Beat, Raped Hearing-Impaired WomanA 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.
Diocese: Former Blue Earth Priest To Be DeportedA 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.
French Teacher Convicted Abroad Of Sexually Assaulting 2 Minn. BoysA 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.
Constitutionality Of MN’s Sex Offender Program QuestionedMinnesota 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."