Maass sentenced for offender registration violation
LITTLE FALLS — Norman Albert Maass, 42, Little Falls, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for failure to abide by the predatory offender registration law. Maass pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Judge Conrad Freeberg on Wednesday in Morrison County District Court.
Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf stated Maass has been required to register since a 1995, following his conviction of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree in Scott County, Minnesota. In October, 2011, authorities in Iowa discovered they could not locate Maass at his registered address in Dunlop, Iowa. On Jan. 23, 2012, the U.S. Marshall’s Service informed the Little Falls Police Department that Maass was believed to be living in Little Falls. Maass was arrested that day. The investigation revealed that Maass had lived in Little Falls since October, 2011.
Middendorf expressed gratitude to the U.S. Marshall’s Service, Iowa authorities and the Little Falls Police for working together in discovering that a predatory sex offender was secretly living in Little Falls.