Level three sex offender moving back to AlexandriaA “level three” sex offender is moving back to Alexandria.
A “level three” sex offender is moving back to Alexandria.
Calvin Maurice Larkins, 19, is scheduled to move to the 500 block of 3rd Avenue West in Alexandria on Monday, January 14, according to the Alexandria Police Department. It released information about Larkins’ change of address today as required under Minnesota’s sexual predatory laws.
Larkins moved to Alexandria this past August after serving his sentence and then moved out of the area.
A level three offender is considered at the highest risk to reoffend, based on past criminal behavior.
Larkins has a history of sexual conduct and contact with minor male and female victims, including indecent exposure, fondling and penetration. In each incident, the victim knew who he was, according to the Bemidji Police Department, the investigating agency.
Schools, daycares and other facilities in the area that serve children have already been notified. A community notification meeting for the public is not planned.
The APD releases this information pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052. Larkins has been convicted of criminal sexual conduct or another offense that requires registration with law enforcement.
Larkins is not wanted by the police at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him.
The notification of his release is not intended to increase fear in the community, the police department emphasized. It is letting the public know because it believes that an informed public is a safer public.
The Alexandria Police Department, the supervising release agent and the Minnesota Department of Corrections may not direct where the offender does or does not reside, nor can these agencies direct where he works or goes to school.
The risk level of this offender has been determined based largely on his potential to re-offend based on his previous criminal behavior.
Convicted sexual and predatory offenders have always been released to live in communities. It wasn't until the passage of the Registration Act that law enforcement had an ability track the movement of these offenders after their initial release.
Since the Community Notification Act took effect in 1997, law enforcement now shares information about many of these offenders with the public.
Those who abuse the information to threaten, harass or intimidate a registered offender could be charged with a crime, according to the police department. Such abuses could potentially end the ability of law enforcement to provide these notifications.
Many of these offenders derive their power from the opportunity that secrecy provides, according to Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels.