Are all sex offenders in Minnesota considered "sexual predators"?
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My website "sex crimes" page has an in-depth discussion of the various types of sex crimes in Minnesota. Some may be surprised, for example, that most "sex crimes" do not involve coercion or lack of consent. But the short answer is, no. Not all sex crimes trigger the registration requirement under Minnesota's predatory offender statute; though most do. (I discuss this more on my website's "predatory offender registration" page.) One horrible injustice of Minnesota's law? It requires "predatory offender registration" for people found not-guilty of all sex crime charges; if found guilty of any offense from the same circumstances. So a person convicted of only misdemeanor disorderly conduct would have to register, if the Complaint alleged Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree, for example.