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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester Police Department has issued a Community Notification concerning a man classified as a high-risk predatory offender who was recently released from prison.

The notification says 54-year-old William Lee Carter is now living at a facility located on the Olmsted County campus near the Federal Medical Center on the east edge of Rochester. It also indicates the Level 3 convicted sex offender has a history of sexual contact with a known female child.

Carter was convicted of a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in 2010 and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was discharged from state prison in June 2021 but was sent back to prison to serve a 27-month sentence last year after he was convicted of escaping from custody.


Following his prison term for the child sexual abuse conviction, charter was placed on intensive supervised release and was required to wear a GPS bracelet. Court records say he cut off the GPS device a little over a week after his discharge from prison and fled from a halfway house in Rochester. He was later captured in South Carolina and returned to the custody of the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

He is now back on intensive supervised release until June 2031.

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