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Offender moving to city of Brainerd

A Level 3 predatory offender — who has a history of sexual contact with female children between the ages of 11 and 15 — who was living in Merrifield is now planning to move to Brainerd.

Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston said Joshua Paul Rinde, who was incarcerated on Jan. 26 in Crow Wing County Jail will be released Monday and he intends to live at the 900 block of South Seventh Street in Brainerd. McQuiston said it appeared that Rinde had violated his probation conditions and was sent back to jail.

A Level 3 is the highest risk level and most likely to re-offend and requires a community notification meeting by law. The community notification meeting on Rinde will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Police Department. The meeting is open to the public. Brainerd Police and Minnesota Department of Corrections staff will be at the meeting to provide information regarding Rinde.

McQuiston said Rinde, who was known or briefly known by his victims, is not new to the community. Rinde was released from prison last August and he moved to the area of the 17000 block of County Road 3, near Merrifield. He then was living in a transitional house with two Level 2 predatory offenders.

According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, in 1997 Rinde was convicted of indecent exposure as a juvenile in which he engaged in sexual contact with a 12-year-old female while she was sleeping. He was placed on probation for the crime.

In 1998 Rinde was convicted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, again as a juvenile, against a 15-year-old female victim in which he used force for compliance. He again was placed on probation.

In 2002 Rinde was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct against a 12-year-old female victim. He as certified as an adult and sentenced to 144 months in prison.

Rinde also had violated the conditions of his release last year by dating a woman who had young children. He served four months in prison for the violation.

Once released Monday, Rinde will have served his sentence and will not be wanted by law enforcement, though he will be under supervision of a Department of Corrections agent.