WADENA, Minn. -- A level three sexual predator is moving to Wadena on March 6.

Paul Thomas Bright, 56, will live in the Bryant Avenue Southwest area. He most recently lived in Park Rapids following his release in May 2016.

Bright has been convicted of criminal sexual conduct that requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to Minnesota Statues 243.166 or 243.167. He engaged in sexual contact with an unknown adult female and held her against her will, according to a release from the Wadena Police Department. Contact included penetration. Bright entered her home without permission. Physical force, a weapon and restraints were used to gain compliance.

Bright has served the sentence imposed on him by the court and is transitioning into the community, the release said. In a news release, the Wadena Police Department shared about Bright's release to enhance public safety and protection.

The Wadena Police Department may not direct where this individual does or does not reside, nor can this agency direct where they work or go to school, the release said.