Level 3 Predatory Offender meeting at SESM on Thursday night
SLEEPY EYE – Sleepy Eye Police and Minnesota Department of Corrections representatives will facilitate a Level 3 Predatory Offender Community Notification Meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s High School Auditorium.
Paul A. Alonzo, 22, who has a history of sexual contact with female victims he knows, age 13 to 15, including penetration, plans to move to the 300 block of Maple Street S.E. in Sleepy Eye on Sept. 30, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections (MnDOC).
Alonzo is not wanted by police at this time and has served his court-imposed sentence. The notification meeting is not intended to increase community fear, but rather to inform the public in the interests of safety.
The meeting will include a presentation explaining predatory offender details, Alonzo’s background information and community discussion geared toward preserving community safety.
He was described as being 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 163 pounds, with a medium complexion, brown eyes, black hair and a medium build.
Sleepy Eye Police, the supervising release agent, and MnDOC may not direct where offenders do or don’t reside, nor can they direct where they work or go to school, according to MnDOC.
Convicted sexual or predatory offenders have always been released to live in communities. It was not until the passage of the Registration Act that law enforcement could track the movement of offenders after their initial release.
With passage of the Community Notification Act, law enforcement may share information about many of the offenders. Abuse of the information to threaten, harass or intimidate a registered offender is unacceptable and such acts could be charged as a crime. Such abuses could potentially end the ability of law enforcement to provide notification.