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Offender moving downtown

A Level 3 predatory offender will be moving to downtown after his release from prison on May 12, Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston said Monday. 

In advance of 23-year-old Joshua Matthew McMillen’s release from prison in Rush City, a community notification meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd Police Department, 225 East River Road. 

McMillen intends to live at a residence on the 600 block of Laurel Street. 

The community notification meeting is open to the public, and Brainerd Police Department and Minnesota Department of Corrections staffers will be at the meeting to provide information about McMillen and answer questions. 

The Minnesota Department of Corrections said McMillen has a history of sexual contact with minor victims, both male and female between the ages of 9-14. McMillen was known to his victims, the department of corrections reported. 

According to state court records, McMillen was charged with felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2006 in Crow Wing County District Court. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 180 days jail. In 2009 he violated his probation, resulting in more jail time. In 2010 he again violated his probation, resulting in an 18-month prison sentence. 

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.