The countdown has begun as to when the first patient from the Minnesota Sex Offender program to be released to a halfway house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 54-year-old youth ministry director from Cambridge, Minn., was sentenced Friday to 36 months in prison for sexually assaulting a ministry member.
A convicted sex offender who runs a Newport motel has been charged with kidnapping a girl, after a six-hour police standoff Sunday night.
The Cloquet School District has denied a parent’s request to move a bus stop away from a sex offender’s house.
A 31-year-old doctor in Mercy Medical Center’s family practice residency program in Mason City has been charged with failing to register in Iowa as a sex offender.
The interesting story of one man who is labeled a sex offender. Would you classify him as one? After reading this story, you may think differently.
A level 3 sex offender who police said went on the lam earlier this week has been apprehended.
A convicted sex offender who fled a St. Paul halfway house is in jail after more than a month as a fugitive.
A three-judge panel hears a second day of testimony Friday on whether a man committed to Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is ready for more freedom.
A convicted sexual predator seeking an extremely rare release from Minnesota’s sexual offender treatment program was confronted Friday by one of his victims, who rejected the man’s claim that he no longer poses a threat.
John Rydberg showed no mercy on the night in 1975 when he broke into a rural Wisconsin home and raped a young couple as their son slept upstairs — or four years later, when he raped a Minnesota woman at knifepoint in front of her children.
A 62-year-old St. Cloud man has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender.
A 33-year-old sex offender is accused of luring a 16-year-old girl to his apartment.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty is asking prosecutors to look into potential perjury charges against a pardoned sex offender now facing new molestation charges.