Sex offender on the loose has ties to 7 Minnesota communities

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A level three predatory sex offender is at large after escaping from his supervised release program in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections says Douglas Lynn Peterson, 66, has been a fugitive since Sunday.

He was living near 27th Street and Fremont Ave. South and had been under Intensive Supervised Release since getting out of prison in November of 2014, the department says.

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Peterson is a white man with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 182 pounds. He was believed to be wearing a black coat with a gray hood, and was carrying a backpack when he was last seen.

The Corrections Department says he was sentenced to prison in 2001 for criminal sexual conduct involving juvenile males.

In addition to Minneapolis, authorities say Peterson also has ties to Golden Valley, Blaine, Zimmerman, Milaca, Hayfield, and Blooming Prairie in Minnesota and to Arcadia, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Anyone who sees Peterson should not try to confront him but instead should report his whereabouts by calling 911 or the Corrections Department's 24-hour tip line at 651-603-0026.

Intensive Supervised Release

The Intensive Supervised Release program is staffed by specially trained corrections agents who supervise offenders deemed a high risk to the public.

The department says it involves supervision seven days a week "including four face-to-face contacts weekly, electronic home monitoring, mandatory work or school, daily curfews, mandatory restitution, and random drug testing."

Find details about the program here.

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