3-Judge Panel Approves Release Of Rapist From Sex Offender ProgramA three-judge panel has cleared a serial rapist, whose case once triggered a political firestorm, for conditional release from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, but the state Department of Human Services said Tuesday that it would appeal.
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.
Zellers Says Gov. Dayton Mismanaged Sex Offender ProgramA leading Republican candidate for governor is calling for an investigation into how important documents were destroyed in the case of a high-profile sex offender. Thomas Duvall, 58, has a history of violent sexual crimes dating back to the 1970s.
Dayton Wants Sex Offender Releases Halted For NowGov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota Legislature to take action and change sex offender laws in the state. At a press conference on Wednesday, Dayton and his human services commissioner addressed issues surrounding the current state of sex offender laws in Minnesota.
Convicted Violent Rapist Could Be Released From TreatmentThe 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.