Level 3 predatory offender Michael Dean Lustila moved Nov. 9 to rural Wadena, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The sheriff’s office issued a notice to the public Wednesday, Nov. 24, of Lustila’s relocation, pursuant to Minnesota statute.

Lustila has served his sentence for criminal sexual conduct and is transitioning into the community, the news release stated. The notification is not intended to increase fear but rather raise awareness.

Lustila has a history of sexual conduct with unknown and known females. Contact included sexual touching and penetration. He approached one woman in a public setting and took advantage of her vulnerable state to gain compliance, according to the sheriff’s office. He gained access to another female while at a care facility.

“Those convicted of sexual or predatory offenses have always been released to live in our communities,” the news release stated. “It was not until the passage of the Registration Act that law enforcement had an ability to track movement of these individuals after their initial release. With the passage of the Community Notification Act, law enforcement may now share information about many of these individuals with the public. Abuse of this information to threaten, harass or intimidate a registered person is unacceptable and such acts could be charged as a crime. Such abuses could potentially end the ability of law enforcement to provide these notifications.”