A federal judge has rejected a motion to strike testimony from four court-appointed experts who've said at least some of the more than 700 people civilly committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program should be released.
A level 3 sex offender who lives in St. Cloud is in the Benton County Jail for allegedly violating his probation. Benton County records say 33-year-old Jerome Webb was booked into jail at 7:45 p.m. on Monday.
Minnesota lawmakers who have long put off large-scale changes to the state's treatment program for sex offenders are under even more pressure to act this session, as a federal judge could soon rule on whether the program is constitutional.
A convicted serial rapist who destroyed explicit journals that could have been used as evidence for officials fighting his release in Minnesota won't face legal consequences for failing to keep his writings known as "fantasy logs."