Level 3 sex offender Anthony Kostek is no longer living in Brainerd.
Kostek, 34, was remanded to the custody of the Minnesota Department of Corrections Tuesday for violating the conditions of his release on a 2002 drug offense.
DOC spokeswoman Shari Burt said Kostek, who was under intensive supervised release for the 2002 conviction, was apprehended on a technical violation not a criminal violation. Burt said Kostek failed to follow the direction of his supervising agent, had sexually explicit materials in his possession and had verbal contact with a minor at a public place -- all of which violated his conditions for release.
Kostek was taken into custody on Dec. 19 on a DOC warrant. The DOC had 12 days to hold a revocation hearing, which was Monday in the Crow Wing County Jail. On Tuesday, Kostek was sent to the DOC's prison facility in Lino Lakes for 90 days.
Burt emphasized that Kostek's sentence for the drug-related offense is still set to expire May 25, after which time the DOC would no longer be monitoring him. However, his status as a sex offender will remain and Kostek will have to notify law enforcement officials upon change of address.
Kostek was sentenced in 1992 for two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He served five years in prison before being released in 1997 on supervised probation, which was completed in 2000.
Upon news that Kostek was moving to Brainerd on Dec. 1, the Brainerd Police Department and DOC held a Level 3 community meeting to inform the public about Kostek, where he would be living and general ways in which people could protect themselves.
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