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Sex offender gets two years for not registering address changes

By Janice Gregorson

gregor@postbulletin.com

A sex offender who failed to notify police when he moved back to Iowa has been sentenced to prison.

Olmsted District Judge Kevin Lund ordered Troy Joseph Stougard, 35, of Marion, Iowa, to serve 26 months in prison. He receives credit for any time served in jail. He also must pay restitution of $608 and a $50 fine. He was sentenced Friday.

Stougard had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of predatory offender knowingly violating registration requirements.

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Stougard was convicted in Linn County, Iowa, in January 2002 of indecent conduct with a child, lascivious conduct with a minor and exhibition of obscene materials to minors.

After moving to Minnesota, he completed a required Minnesota predatory offender notification and registration form in 2006. The complaint says he filed required information with Rochester police when he moved to the city in November 2007. However, he moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in February 2008 and failed to notify police. Local police also learned that he had moved to Rochester in October 2007 and didn’t file a notification form until November.

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