Sex Offender Who Preyed on Disabled Moving to Wright County
Steven Eric Leino has a history, according to the state, of victimizing disabled adults and at least one child. Now, this convicted sex offender is moving to Wright County.
Leino was admitted to the state prison in Rush City in November of 2009. A check of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension records shows his conviction was for "Criminal Sex Conduct-34d Degree-Victim Mental Impair/Helpless." He was sentenced to 51 months in prison, just over four years.
He also has convictions for Disorderly Conduct and Domestic Abuse - Violate Order for Protection, both misdemeanors.
According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC), he's scheduled to be released August 4th.
The DOC assessed Lein and assigned him a risk level of three, a level reserved for those deemed most likely to re-offend. That risk level allows local law enforcement to inform the community of where he'll be living.
The Wright County Sheriff's Office said Leino plans to live in the 900 block of Pacific Avenue in Waverly.
"Offender has a history of sexual contact with victims (female, age 13-adult)," said the Sheriff's Office in its notice to residents. "Adult victims were vulnerable due to disability. Offender was known to victims."
In addition to the photos, the Sheriff's Office released this description:
- Steven Eric Leino
- DOB: 1/16/1969
- 5' 7" tall
- 170 pounds
- Medium complexion
- Blue eyes
- Blonde hair
- Medium build
To read the entire notification from the Sheriff's Office, click here.