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Joshua Matthew McMillen

Level 3 offender moving to Brainerd — again


Level 3 predatory offender Joshua Matthew McMillen is again moving to Brainerd. 

McMillen, 24, was released from prison in May and moved into a residence on Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd. He violated the conditions of his release on June 1, and was sent back to prison. 


On Sept. 30, McMillen will again be released from prison and will be moving to a residence on the 200 block of Fourth Avenue Northeast. In advance of McMillen’s release from prison, a community notification meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Police Department. 

Police and Department of Corrections officials will provide information about McMillen and be available to answer questions at the meeting, which is open to the public. 

McMillen was subject to a community notification meeting prior to his release from prison in May. The meeting was attended by only three people. 

According to information from the Department of Corrections presented at the May meeting, McMillen had reportedly engaged in numerous instances of sexual conduct with juvenile males and females but was never charged. 

In 2003, while a juvenile, he was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a 9-year-old victim for which he received probation. In 2005 he was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a 14-year-old female victim. He originally received probation but after violating that probation he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. 

On March 1, 2010, McMillen was released from prison as a Level 2 predatory offender and placed on intensive supervised release. On July 28, 2010, his supervision status was revoked because he failed to follow directions and he was sent back to prison. 

When McMillen was released from prison May 12 he was under supervision from the Department of Corrections, had to complete sex offender programming, chemical dependency programming and be on electronic surveillance. 

Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston said McMillen wasn’t out of prison long before violating one of the conditions of his release and was returned to prison by Department of Corrections agents. 

“We’re fortunate that most of these people when they come out are on intensive supervised release and the DOC keeps really good tabs on them,” McQuiston said.

MATT ERICKSON may be reached at or 855-5857.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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