Level 3 predatory offender Joshua Paul Rinde, 28, will move Nov. 7 from Brainerd to Baxter, being Baxter’s first Level 3 predatory offender to live in the city.
Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted said Rinde will move to a residence on Greenwood Road South. Rinde, who currently is living on Fourth Avenue Northeast in Brainerd, is not wanted by the police and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court.
A community notification meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at Baxter City Hall. A Level 3 predatory offender is the highest risk level who is most likely to re-offend. The state requires a community notification meeting when Level 3s get out of prison or move to a different address.
Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Baxter Police Department will present information on Rinde and provide statistics of all predatory offenders of all levels who live in the state. This notification meeting is not intended to increase fear in the community. Exsted said people at the meeting also will be informed about public safety.
Rinde has a history of sexual contact with juvenile female victims between the ages of 12-15. Contact has included exposure, fondling and penetration. Offender used force to gain compliance and was known to victims.
According to the DOC, in 1997 Rinde was convicted of indecent exposure as a juvenile in which he engaged in sexual contact with a 12-year-old female while she was sleeping. He was placed on probation for the crime.
In 1998 Rinde was convicted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, again as a juvenile, against a 15-year-old female victim in which he used force for compliance. He again was placed on probation.
In 2002 Rinde was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct against a 12-year-old female victim. He as certified as an adult and sentenced to 144 months in prison.
Rinde also had violated the conditions of his release last year by dating a woman who had young children. He served four months in prison for the violation.
Rinde is not wanted by the law enforcement and he will be under supervision of a DOC agent