Level 3 offender moving to northeast Owatonna

(ABC 6 News) – The Owatonna Police Department said a Level 3 predatory offender has been approved for release from the Minnesota Department of Corrections and will be moving to northeast Owatonna.

Richard Paquin has been approved to be released from Minnesota Department of Corrections’ custody and moved to the vicinity of 500 block of 23rd Street Northeast on Aug 1.

Paquin engaged in sexual conduct and contact with a known male child on multiple occasions over an extended period of time. Conduct included showing victim pornographic material. Contact included sexual touching and penetration. Paquin provided him with intoxicants.

"This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the court and is transitioning into the community. This notification is not intended to increase fear but rather raise awareness. Law enforcement believes that an informed public is a safer public."