A registered sex offender is moving to Hopkins this week, Hopkins Police announced Monday.
Kenneth Edward Dean, 25, will be living in the 300 block of Jackson Avenue North. In 2008, Dean was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony for which he was sentenced to 90 months in prison, according to court records.
Hopkins police will host a community notification meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at (715 Minnetonka Mills Road).
Patch could not immediately determine how much of his sentence Dean served or where the offense took place.
Dean sexually assaulted a woman who did not know him, according to police. The contact involved penetration and a weapon that was brandished during the assault.
Dean has been categorized as a “Level III” offender, which means a committee believes there is a high risk he will commit another sex crime, according to state law.
Police Sgt. Michael Glassberg said Dean is just the second Level III offender to move into the community in the past several years.
State law requires law enforcement agencies to inform the community when a Level III offender moves into their jurisdiction.
Hopkins police emphasize that Dean is not wanted by police and has served his sentence.
“The Hopkins Police Department and our law enforcement partners believe that an informed public is a safer public,” an agency news release stated.
At Thursday's meeting, police will release additional information at the meeting and answer questions as allowed by the Minnesota Data Privacy Act.
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