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Judges deny 70-year-old convicted rapist's bid for more freedom

A three-judge panel denied a convicted rapist's request for a provisional discharge Friday over concerns of public safety. John Ryberg, 70, has admitted to committing more than 90 sex offenses dating back decades. He hoped to move to a Twin Cities halfway house from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program campus in St. Peter.
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A three-judge panel denied a convicted rapist's request for a provisional discharge Friday over concerns of public safety. John Ryberg, 70, has admitted to committing more than 90 sex offenses dating back decades. He hoped to move to a Twin Cities halfway house from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program campus in St. Peter.

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