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Sex offender moving to Cass Lake

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SS LAKE -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office has issued a notification that a level three sex offender will be moving to the Cass Lake area. A community notification meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Cass Lake-Bena High School. Matthew Ryan Ottoson, 25, is anticipated to move to the Cass Lake area Wednesday. Ottoson has a history of sexual contact with adolescent female victims, according to a release posted on the Cass County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Contact included penetration, Ottoson was known to his victims. Ottoson was convicted of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2008 and sentenced to one year in the Cass County Jail. Ottoson was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2010 and sentenced to five years in the Minnesota State Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. Ottoson will be on conditional release for life and is required to register as a sex offender. The Cass County Sheriff's Office releases information on Ottoson pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052, which authorizes the release of information when it is thought to enhance public safety and protection. Ottoson is not wanted by law enforcement and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court. There are three levels of offenders based on the individual's risk to reoffend. Level one carries a lower risk to the public, level two is moderate and three is higher. Presently, two level three predators live in Cass County and eight live in Beltrami County. Statewide, there 355 predatory offenders with registered addresses. The locations of three offenders are unknown. Additional information on sexual predators can be found at www.doc.state.mn.us. The Cass County Sheriff's Office can be reached at (218) 547-1424.
SS LAKE -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office has issued a notification that a level three sex offender will be moving to the Cass Lake area. A community notification meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Cass Lake-Bena High School.Matthew Ryan Ottoson, 25, is anticipated to move to the Cass Lake area Wednesday. Ottoson has a history of sexual contact with adolescent female victims, according to a release posted on the Cass County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Contact included penetration, Ottoson was known to his victims.Ottoson was convicted of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2008 and sentenced to one year in the Cass County Jail. Ottoson was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2010 and sentenced to five years in the Minnesota State Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. Ottoson will be on conditional release for life and is required to register as a sex offender.The Cass County Sheriff's Office releases information on Ottoson pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052, which authorizes the release of information when it is thought to enhance public safety and protection. Ottoson is not wanted by law enforcement and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court.There are three levels of offenders based on the individual's risk to reoffend. Level one carries a lower risk to the public, level two is moderate and three is higher.Presently, two level three predators live in Cass County and eight live in Beltrami County. Statewide, there 355 predatory offenders with registered addresses. The locations of three offenders are unknown.Additional information on sexual predators can be found at www.doc.state.mn.us. The Cass County Sheriff's Office can be reached at (218) 547-1424.

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