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Sex offender gets probation for violation

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

A 24-year-old convicted sex offender who failed to comply with state registration requirements has been put on probation for five years.

Olmsted District Judge Joseph Wieners stayed execution of a two-year prison term in the case of Waleed Abdulaziz Thatcher, no address. Sentencing was Nov. 6. Thatcher pleaded guilty on Sept. 19 to violating predatory offender registration requirements.

The judge ordered him to pay $577.19 in restitution and court fees. Thatcher was convicted in Blackhawk County, Iowa, District Court in 1997 of aggravated sexual assault. The criminal complaint said he was convicted again in 2004 and 2005 for failing to register as a sex offender. His last known address was southeast Rochester in August 2007. The complaint said he wasn’t there when police did random checks in October and November 2007.

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