A local coalition is calling for the removal of children from Minnesota’s Predatory Offender Registry. A group of more than two dozen residents are recommending that the state take most children off the list as recent research has revealed that children are at low risk of re-offending as adults. Opponents of the idea say the registry is important as it has helped in the Katie Poirier and Dru Sjodin cases. If enacted by lawmakers, the changes would be the first steps to regulate a registry. As it stands, Minnesota’s Predatory Offender Registry can include children as young as 10-years-old.
Local Group Pushing To Remove Children From Minnesota’s Predatory Offender Registry
By Ashley Hanley|2022-03-07T05:51:40-06:00March 7th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!