Level 3 offender moving to Albert Lea
Published 6:21 am Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Man was known to his victims
A high-risk sex offender from Albert Lea is slated to move back into the community the first week of November, according to an Albert Lea Police Department news release.
Lorenzo Martin Torres, 24, a Level 3 offender, has been cleared by the Minnesota Department of Corrections to be released from prison in Rush City on Nov. 6 to move to the 2100 block of East Main Street.
A notification fact sheet states Torres has a history of sexual contact with female victims ages 12 to 15. He was known to his victims.
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The Police Department has scheduled an informational community meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the National Guard Armory, 410 Prospect Ave., to discuss Torres’ release.
Freeborn County District Court documents state Torres was serving time in prison for one count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl, and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl. Both instances reportedly took place at hotels in Albert Lea in 2010, and Torres was already on probation at the time the incidents occurred.
He is classified as a Level 3 offender because he has the highest likelihood of reoffending.
There are two other Level 3 offenders living in Albert Lea, said Albert Lea Police Department detective Frank Kohl.
The first is Tai Lars Stadheim, who, has been living in Albert Lea since he was released from prison in April 2010. He has a history of sexual contact with juvenile female victims, including fondling. He was known to his victims.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections states his registered address is on the 2100 block of East Main Street.
The second is Paul Arthur Berg, who lives in the vicinity of Capri Avenue and Gene Street.
According to police, Berg has a history of sexual contact with girls ages 4 to 5, including fondling. He was known to his victims.
He also has a history of sexual conduct with girls ages 9 to 15, including soliciting victims for sex and indecent exposure in public. He was not known to those victims.