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Lanesboro sex offender will return to prison

From staff reports

PRESTON -- A level 3 sex offender from rural Lanesboro who had served a sentence for a sex offense will return to prison.

Jason Duane Sveen, 27, pleaded guilty June 6 in Fillmore District Court to two counts of third-degree and one count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced to three years prison July 24 for each of two counts, with sentences to run consecutively, and one year in the county jail to run concurrent with the other two sentences. If he doesn't commit any offenses in prison, he can get out in four years, according to court documents. He was given credit for more than a 11⁄2; years already spent in jail. Sveen also will be on probation for 10 years.

The three complaints alleged he had sex with one girl, who was 14 at the time, several times and had sexual contact with another 15-year old girl.

In December 2002, Sveen moved to Lanesboro after spending time in prison for a May 1999, sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl in a Rochester motel. At that time, he was on probation for sexual assault in Fillmore County.

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Level 3 offenders are those the state determines are the most likely to reoffend.

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