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Level 3 predatory offender with ties to Milaca sought by Minnesota DOC

The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a level 3 predatory offender who is no longer complying with the conditions of his release from prison.

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Douglas Lynn Peterson has been on fugitive status since Jan. 17, 2016, when he absconded from his supervision while residing near the area of 27th Street and Fremont Avenue North in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a level 3 predatory offender who is no longer complying with the conditions of his release from prison.

Douglas Lynn Peterson was released from prison on Nov. 5, 2014, to Intensive Supervised Release by Hennepin County. He has been on fugitive status since Jan. 17, 2016, when he absconded from his supervision while residing near the area of 27th Street and Fremont Avenue South in Minneapolis.

Peterson is 66 years old. He is Caucasian, has brown hair and blue eyes, and is 6 feet tall and weighs 182 pounds. It is believed Peterson was wearing a black coat with a gray hood, and was carrying a backpack.

Peterson has a criminal history that includes convictions for criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced to prison in 2001 for criminal sexual conduct against known juvenile males.

In Minnesota, Peterson has ties to Blaine, Blooming Prairie, Golden Valley, Hayfield, Milaca, Minneapolis and Zimmerman. He also has ties to Arcadia, Fla., and Phoenix, Arizona.

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Citizens should not attempt to confront Peterson. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the DOC’s 24-hour tipline at 651-603-0026.

Editor's Note: This story was corrected to reflect the offender was living at Fremont Avenue South not Fremont Area North after the Minnesota Department of Corrections corrected an earlier report. 

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