Information released Tuesday by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department in Everett, Wash., indicates Eugene Wgeishofski, 54, was convicted in 1981 of two counts of first-degree rape.
Wgeishofski is not on active supervision and his only requirement is to register as a sex offender.
Wgeishofski, who has moved to Ironton, is the subject of a Level 3 predatory offender public notification meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Crosby-Ironton High School's Mayberry Auditorium.
According to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department:
• In 1981, Wgeishofski was sentenced to 20 years on each count to run concurrent, with a minimum sentence recommendation of five years in prison. In 1990, Wgeishofski had been released on parole and his parole was revoked for violations of his supervision, including use of alcohol, use of drugs and the assault of a 16-year-old female victim, who he threatened with a gun but was able to escape.
• Wgeishofski was not charged with this offense, however he was sentenced to the remainder of his 20-year sentence for the violations of his supervision.
• The rape convictions were the result of Wgeishofski sexually assaulting two victims on separate occasions. The first was when Wgeishofski sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female victim.
• The second was when Wgeishofski sexually assaulted a 24-year-old female victim at gunpoint. Wgeishofski entered the victim's residence and held the victim and her husband at gunpoint with a rifle he had brought with him. During the continued sexual assault Wgeishofski threatened to kill the victim's husband and 5-month-old child if she did not comply with his demands.
• Wgeishofski has been reviewed for civil commitment as a sexually violent predator and has been found not to meet criteria.
Minnesota law requires that community notification meetings occur when a Level 3 predatory offender moves into a local jurisdiction. While the law does not prevent these people from moving or living in any particular area, it does allow local residents to be aware of it so they can take steps to safeguard themselves.
Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the Crosby Police Department, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department and other agencies will be present to answer questions and provide pertinent information.
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