2 predatory offenders sentenced
Published 9:49 am Friday, September 13, 2013
Freeborn County District Court Judge Ross Leuning sentenced two predatory offenders to prison time Thursday for violating their registration requirements.
Shannon Noel Wemhoff, 42, of Dassel, who formerly lived in Albert Lea, was sentenced to 26 months in prison for failing to update the Minnesota Department of Corrections with a change in her address.
Allen Markus Freeman-Ingersoll, 26, of Northwood, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for failing to update his address.
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Wemhoff, who was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2007, had been required to register as an offender through Sept. 25, 2021.
Under state law, predatory offenders are required to register several pieces of information with the Minnesota Bureau 0f Criminal Apprehension, including where they live, where they work, what they drive and if they own property, among other requirements. Knowingly violating these requirements results in a new felony charge.
Court documents stated Wemhoff did not notify the Department of Corrections after moving from 1614 Massee St. in Albert Lea to Dassel in May of 2013.
She stated she did not update the registration because she did not think there was a police department there, according to court records.
Offenders are required to notify the Department of Corrections at least five days in advance of a move.
Freeman was sentenced to higher than the mandatory minimum prison time because of her prior criminal history.
Police were alerted to Freeman-Ingersoll after Albert Lea Police Department detective Frank Kohl received a phone call from an anonymous informant stating that he had moved from Austin to Northwood, according to court documents.
He had reportedly been living in Austin and then was arrested. The last address he had registered was the Freeborn County jail more than 60 days before.
Though Freeman-Ingersoll was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, he will not have to spend any time in prison because he has already completed two-thirds of that time in the Freeborn County jail.
Leuning gave him credit for 273 days.
He was required to be transported to the St. Cloud prison and will then be released.