Sex Offender

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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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Minn. Sex Offender Treatment Program Head Retires

The executive director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program is retiring.

05/29/2012

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Sex Offender Case Highlights Need For Background Checks

He worked for a company known for setting up bouncy houses at birthday parties and graduations. But tonight, Greg Sissala sits behind bars.

05/21/2012

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High-Risk Sex Offender Heads To Halfway House

This week, a high-risk sex offender is expected to be released to a halfway house in Golden Valley.

03/12/2012

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Residents Express Concern Over Sex Offender’s Release

A predatory offender is moving to the area — that’s the headline that motivated more than 200 Golden Valley residents to show up Monday night to voice their concerns at a community meeting.

03/05/2012

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Golden Valley Alerts Public Of Sex Offender’s Move

Authorities are notifying residents of a Golden Valley neighborhood that a predatory offender is moving to the area.

03/05/2012

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Golden Valley To Meet Over Sex Offender’s Release

The countdown has begun as to when the first patient from the Minnesota Sex Offender program to be released to a halfway house.

03/04/2012

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Dayton Signs Bill To Close Sex Offender Loophole

The Minnesota Senate has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill to close a loophole in state sex offender law in response to the upcoming release of a convicted child molester into a halfway house.

02/23/2012

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Sex Offender’s Release Prompts Backlash, Defense

State lawmakers plan to hold a special meeting Monday to try to close a loophole in the sex offender notification law. Republican leaders are hoping to pass a bill allowing the public to be notified before Clarence Opheim is released from a state hospital in St. Peter sometime next week.

02/19/2012

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GOP Leaders Work To Stop Sex Offender’s Release

A man who has been labeled as a predatory sex offender — and locked up in the state hospital in St. Peter — is about to be released.

02/19/2012

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House Committee Examines Sex Offender Discharge

A House committee is holding a hearing to examine the provisional discharge of a man who spent nearly 19 years in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.

02/15/2012

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Pedophile To Be Released From MN Sex Offender Program

Sixty-four-year-old Clarence Opheim is scheduled to be the first person ever released from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, but there are still concerns from lawmakers about whether it’s safe.

02/13/2012

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Man Convicted Of Raping Child Not On Sex Offender List

A St. Paul man convicted of raping and assaulting a child, once again faces charges. His neighbors were never alerted of his past because he isn’t on the sex offender registry.

02/09/2012

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