Officials seek to commit offender to state institution

Published 10:12 am Monday, March 6, 2017

Officials are looking to civilly commit a high-risk predatory offender who has lived in Albert Lea in the last year.

Cody Padraic Trott, 26, is classified as a Level 3 predatory offender, an offender who is the most likely to reoffend.

Cody Padraic Trott

In requesting Trott’s commitment of indeterminate length, the Minnesota Office of the Attorney General alleges Trott is a sexually-dangerous person as defined by state statutes.

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Freeborn County District Court Judge Ross Leuning on Friday ordered Trott be at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake pending his commitment hearing that begins May 31.

Trott has been in and out of prison since he was a juvenile and has had at least two sex-related offenses that landed him in prison.

He has a history of sexual conduct — including inappropriate touching and penetration — with vulnerable juvenile victims, both male and female, ages 12 to 16, according to police.

He took advantage of the victims’ vulnerable states and used force to gain compliance.

Trott’s original conviction was in Carver County, but he has lived in the same area before going back to prison.

Trott moved back to Albert Lea in June and moved to another address in August.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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