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Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

MSOP client may be released

 

January 18, 2018



A sex offender at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake has earned a conditional release by a three-judge panel, it was announced January 9 in press reports. Thomas R. Duvall, 62, has been confined for 30 years for the violent rapes of teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s, it was reported.

“The judicial panel on Monday, January 8, 2018, approved Duvall’s provisional discharge, stating that his progress in treatment outweighs his ‘fearful diagnosis’ as a serial rapist,” it was reported.

Human Services Commission Emily Piper has stated she will try to block the release, stating that “he posed an exceptional risk to public safety and should not be released into the community at this time.”

Under the discharge plan, Duvall would live under intensive 24-hour supervision, with GPS monitoring, in a facility operated by Zumbro House and not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by staff.

 

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