A Red Lake Falls man was sentenced Monday, April 5 in Pennington County District Court for failure to register as a predatory offender.
Albert Justin Sevigny, 28, was sentenced to 20 months in prison. He was ordered to provide a DNA sample. Sevigny was ordered to pay $210 in fees and fines.
The charge stemmed from a Dec. 8 review of the Minnesota Predatory Offender Registry, according to the complaint. The Thief River Falls Police Department juvenile investigator found that Sevigny, who is required to register as a predatory offender, had registered his address as the Pennington County Jail.
However, he learned that Sevigny had been released from jail on Oct. 28 and had failed to change his address as required by law. The juvenile investigator contacted Sevigny’s probation officer, who told him that Sevigny hadn’t contacted her since he was released from jail. She also informed him that Sevigny had two active warrants, including a warrant for failing to register as a predatory offender.
The juvenile investigator requested a prosecution packet from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and listed him as noncompliant. The juvenile investigator also tried to contact Sevigny by phone, but he learned that Sevigny’s cell phone wasn’t in service.
An online court record search indicated that Sevigny was required to register after a 2011 conviction for third-degree criminal sexual conduct.