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Level Three Sex Offender Meeting, Wednesday

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 11:58 pm

UntitledA public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3rd to inform Pine City residents that a convicted sex offender will soon be released and living in the community.

Howard Lawrence Wanna, 33, is scheduled to be released on March 10th and will live in Pine City.  According to Pine County Sheriff’s records, Wanna is serving time for sexual contact with 13-year-old girls.

Wanna is not wanted by the police at this time and has served the sentence imposed by the court. The Pine County Sheriff’s office said the notification is not intended to increase fear in the community. Law enforcement believes that an informed public is a safer public.

The meeting will take place at the Pine City High School 7th Grade Commons at 6:30 p.m.  A presentation will be given by Michele Murphy who is the Minnesota Department of Corrections Community Education and Notification Coordinator.  The Pine County Sheriff’s Department will also be on hand.

Additional information can be found at co.pine.mn.us

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