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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester Police Department has released information about two convicted sex offenders who are scheduled to be released from prison and plan to move to a local halfway house.

Both are scheduled to be released Monday and both are classified Level 3 predatory offenders.

One has been identified as 42-year-old Malik Johnson.

Minnesota DOC
Minnesota DOC

He was sentenced to prison for an incident that occurred in Rochester in 2016 and involved a mentally impaired woman. According to the criminal complaint, the woman had suffered a traumatic brain injury and had the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. Police say the woman was sitting in a vehicle waiting for her mother when Johnson appeared. A witness said Johnson began kissing and fondling the woman. Johnson said the victim had called him to the vehicle and he did not know about her disability. He was given a 5-year prison sentence.

The other man is 37-year-old Joshua Jones.

Minnesota DOC
Minnesota DOC

According to RPD:

“Jones engaged in sexual contact with a known female teenager. Contact included sexual touching and penetration. Force was used.”

Both men have indicated they will move to the county halfway house near the federal prison.

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