Using a minor in a sexual performance Possession of pictorial representation of minors Registrants must register for a minimum period of 10 years, or for the duration of their probation, whichever is longer. In some cases, registrants are required to register for life.
In addition, a first time Failure to Register conviction comes along with a year-long prison sentence. Subsequent Failure to Register convictions may result in a minimum 2 year prison stay. Any period of incarceration requires an additional 10 year registration period, which starts upon release from incarceration. Failure to report any address, employment or school changes are considered an act of non-compliance.
Vehicle ownership must also be registered. Registrants visiting from other states who stay longer than 14 days are also required to register with law enforcement. In order to become compliant , a registrant must report to their local law enforcement agency and complete a 3-page Change of Information form.
Understanding Risk Levels The Minnesota Department of Corrections assigns risk levels to registrants who were released from prison after January 1 of This happens 90 days prior to their release from prison. There are three risk levels. Risk Level 1- Least likelihood of re-offending Risk Level 2- Moderate likelihood of re-offending Risk Level 3- High likelihood of re-offending Information regarding Level 3 offenders is made available to the public on the Department of Corrections website.
When a Level 3 offender is released from prison, local law enforcement, victims or witnesses and certain agencies that serve at-risk populations may be notified. Community notifications may also be released to the general public, living within a three block radius from where a registrant will reside.
Certain registrants, including juveniles those sentenced to probation and those sentenced in other states prior to July 1, do not receive risk levels. Detailed information is available by request through the District Court in the county where the offense occurred, though sometimes a fee is charged for this service. Though restrictions of this type do not exist under Minnesota law, some cities have passed local ordinances that prevent registrants from living in certain areas.
Information on these local ordinances can be obtained by contacting the local City Hall or law enforcement office. Minneapolis does not have a local ordinance that restricts sex offender registrants, however, it does provide information regarding Level 3 offenders, free of cost, to the general public.