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Friday, November 17, 2017

Only 3.5 Years for Man Who Held Down & Raped Bayport Child While Taunting Her

Quinton Lannue, DOB 1/15/1996, of 605 Stillwater Rd #304 Willernie, MN was arrested in July of 2016 for violently raping a child. In August 2017 he was convicted of the charge of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct
Quinton Lannue
609.344.1(c)

According to the Criminal Complaint: Quinton Lannue found a 16 year old victim who worked at a local retail store. Lannue went to the victim’s house with alcohol and convinced the reluctant victim to drink with him according to the police report. The victim reported she didn’t feel safe and had two friends come over. When the two friends left to walk to a gas station and back Lannue was described to have forcibly held the victim down and raped her while taunting her. When the friends returned they found the child crying and hysterical. The police had DNA evidence sent. There are other horrifying details in the criminal complaint of the torture the child went through that we warn to read with caution.

Quinton Lannue was sentenced to "Stay of execution 62 months" according to MN State Statue 244.101 that means his sentence is 2/3 of the 62 months so he will only serve 41 months in prison (three and a half years) if he completes treatment in custody. If he refuses than he will do the full 62 months (5 years). He will have 15 years probation. He has to register as a sex offender for the max of 10 years and pay a $50 fine.

Children are hunted like prey by rapists like Lannue. They find their victim and find a way to get them alone and attack them. Minnesota Law and sentencing guidelines say such a child rapist should only be locked up for 3 and a half years in prison. The problem is further explained in our related article: Watchdog Review of Each of the Fifty States Sex Offender Laws Finds Minnesota Ranked the Most Unsafe

The solution is in Minnesota law makers hands to make it so if any aged child is raped they serve life in prison. Currently most child predators rarely do more than a year in jail and no more than 10 years on the sex offender registry. See more about the solution here: Rampant Sex Crime on Children, in Just 2yrs, 10 Cases From County Alone, 8 Simple Laws to Update

For many more examples from Washington County of convicted sex offenders still on our streets see our other posts here:
wcwatchdog.com/local-sex-offender-articles/

For the growing list of the last know location of convicted sex offenders in Washington County see: 

Please Consider Helping Victims of Sexual Assault in Washington County with EmpowerSurvivors out of Stillwater. They are a 501(c3), every cent goes to the victims peer support. They also need office supplies for their location. See our post about them here:

DATE: 8/24/2017 
DEFENDANT: Quinton Riley Lannue 
AGENCY: Bayport Police Department 
JUDGE: B. William Ekstrum 
CONVICTION: Criminal Sex Conduct - 3rd Degree-Force or Coercion 
SENTENCE: Stay of execution; 15 years of probation; comply with Predatory Offender Registration; pay fine of $50 plus surcharge and fees;. State requested stay of execution and 62 months.

*In no way do we wish harm to the convicted sex offenders outside the judgement of the law. Posting each criminal's data allows the public to decide from the evidence if they appreciate knowing such data. Such as what these sex offender's last known address is. No representation is made that the individuals listed here are currently on the state's offenders registry. All names presented here were gathered at a past date. Some persons listed might no longer be registered offenders and others might have been added. Some addresses or other data might no longer be current. Owners of Washington County Watchdog assume no responsibility (and expressly disclaim responsibility) for updating this site to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. All data was only accurate at the time of posting per Government sources provided. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any data presented on this site. The information on this web site is made available solely to protect the public. Anyone who uses this information to commit a crime or to harass an offender or his or her family is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability. Message us if you can verify us of an address or change in data.  Washington County Watchdog is not responsible for the accuracy of the content shared, refer to our linked government sources. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Man Who Gang Raped Woodbury Child Only Gets 5 years Probation and 10 Months Prison

In January of 2017 Parker Cole Running Jarvis, DOB 7/16/1998, Last known address 8845 90th Street S Cottage Grove, MN 55016 was charged with violently gang raping a 14 year old with 3 others in a Woodbury townhouse according to the Criminal complaint

Parker Running-Jarvis
He's was initially charged with a solid list of four rape charges:I: Criminal Sex Conduct-1st Degree-Penetration – Aid/Abet by Accomplice(s);
II: Criminal Sexual Cond-1st Degree-Penetration – Injury – Use Force/Coerce;
III: Aiding and Abetting Criminal Sex Conduct-3rd Degree-Force or Coercion;
IV: Criminal Sex Conduct-3rd Degree-Victim 13-15 Actor >24m older

He was added to our running list of charged and convicted sex offenders:
Washington County Sex Offenders. Names, Photos, Addresses.


Unfortunately it appears the Washington County prosecutors folded and gave him a plea deal of a lifetime. They dismissed all the charges except the 3rd degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. 

Something could have gone wrong in the prosecution of the case to explain this injustice of a plea deal. However, it is doubtful because if there was lack of evidence than all the charges would have been dismissed. We don't know because the County does not answer questions like this.

What is known, is all that is important. The fact is a 14 year old child was gang raped and one of the guys who did it is walking with a short 10 months in St. Cloud prison (15 months if refuses to comply with treatment) 5 years probation, a $1,573 charge, and register as a sex offender for the maximum in Minnesota 10 years. 


The solution is in Minnesota law makers hands to make it so no sex crime against a child goes without mandated prison time and sex offender registration. Currently most child rapists rarely do more than a year in jail and no more than 10 years on the sex offender registry. See more about the solution here: Rampant Sex Crime on Children, in Just 2yrs, 10 Cases From County Alone, 8 Simple Laws to Update

For many more examples from Washington County of convicted sex offenders still on our streets see our other posts here:
wcwatchdog.com/local-sex-offender-articles/

For the growing list of the last know location of convicted sex offenders in Washington County see: 

Please Consider Helping Victims of Sexual Assault in Washington County with EmpowerSurvivors out of Stillwater. They are a 501(c3), every cent goes to the victims peer support. They also need office supplies for their location. See our post about them here:

DATE: 11/6/2017 
CONVICTION: 3rd Degree Criminal Sex Conduct 
SENTENCE: 10 months in prison (15 months if refuses treatment) 5 years of probation; 60 days jail with 31 days credited to be served Sentence to Service, Huber; fine with surcharge and fees; restitution ordered in the amount of $1,573.09; register as a predatory offender for 10 years; 

*In no way do we wish harm to the convicted sex offenders outside the judgement of the law. Posting each criminal's data allows the public to decide from the evidence if they appreciate knowing such data. Such as what these sex offender's last known address is. No representation is made that the individuals listed here are currently on the state's offenders registry. All names presented here were gathered at a past date. Some persons listed might no longer be registered offenders and others might have been added. Some addresses or other data might no longer be current. Owners of Washington County Watchdog assume no responsibility (and expressly disclaim responsibility) for updating this site to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. All data was only accurate at the time of posting per Government sources provided. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any data presented on this site. The information on this web site is made available solely to protect the public. Anyone who uses this information to commit a crime or to harass an offender or his or her family is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability. Message us if you can verify us of an address or change in data.  Washington County Watchdog is not responsible for the accuracy of the content shared, refer to our linked government sources. 

Child Predator Caught in Woodbury gets Felony waived, No Sex Offender Registry, and Only 3 years Probation

In April 2016 Carl Gansen of South St. Paul was arrested at the Burger King in Woodbury attempting to meet who he thought was a 15 year old child according to the criminal complaint. He's one of over 30 men who have been caught by Washington County in child trafficking stings in the last few years. See: Washington County Child Prostitution Sting “Suspects” Names, Photos, and Addresses. Gansen is number 19 on the list.

According to the criminal complaint, Gansen wanted to pick the child up from school and pay her $100 for sex, but agreed to meet her at Burger King. He was notified the age of the child was 15 yet still continued. When he showed up to meet the child he was arrested and notified he was actually communicating with police. He was charged with "Engaging in Electronic Communication Relating or Describing Sexual Conduct with Child" MN 609.352.2a(2)

A year and a half later on October 25th, 2017 Gansen was convicted on this charge of sexual communication with a child and sentenced to just 3 years probation and will have to serve 90 days in in a work release program out of jail if he violates probation it appears. He was convicted on "stay of imposition" and according to MN law they explain it means if he completes the terms of his probation he will have his felony conviction downgraded to misdemeanor. That also means he will not be on the sex offender registry.  Lastly, he has to pay a $1,000 fine. For lack of a better term, he's getting his felony waived.

What's disturbing, besides the weak sentence, is prior to mid 2016 the County would charge these child predators with soliciting a minor; however they stopped doing this after some of our all volunteer team at Washington County Watchdog got law makers to stiffen this law. Now convictions of child solicitation require sex offender registration (but only 10 year max). Unfortunately, the county now charges those caught in these stings with the now weaker charge of sexual communication with a child. When asked in January of 2017 the lead prosecutor Imran Ali stated the men would not plead guilty if their sentence included sex offender registration. We asked why going to trial was a problem when they're caught red handed in a sting with overwhelming evidence. He stated trials tie up the whole department, they're expensive, and you could see them walk with no punishment if they're found not guilty for any reason. 


The solution is in Minnesota law makers hands to make it so no sex crime against a child goes without mandated prison time and sex offender registration. Currently most child rapists rarely do more than a year in jail and no more than 10 years on the sex offender registry. See more about the solution here: Rampant Sex Crime on Children, in Just 2yrs, 10 Cases From County Alone, 8 Simple Laws to Update

For many more examples from Washington County of convicted sex offenders still on our streets see our other posts here:
wcwatchdog.com/local-sex-offender-articles/

For the growing list of the last know location of convicted sex offenders in Washington County see: 



Please Consider Helping Victims of Sexual Assault in Washington County with EmpowerSurvivors out of Stillwater. They are a 501(c3), every cent goes to the victims peer support. They also need office supplies for their location. See our post about them here:

DATE: 10/25/2017 
DEFENDANT: Carl William Gansen 
DOB: 1/29/1983 
CITY/RESIDENCE: 
2200 Southview Boulevard
#305South St. Paul, MN 55075 
MN AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department 
JUDGE: Gary R. Schurrer 
CONVICTION: Engage in Electronic Communication Relating or Describing Sexual Conduct with Child 
SENTENCE: Stay of imposition, 3 years of probation. 90 days jail, 4 days credit, Sentence to Serve in/out-of-custody. Pay $1,000 fine within 90 days. Follow all standard terms of probation (only gets Jail if he fails to follow probation)

*In no way do we wish harm to the convicted sex offenders outside the judgement of the law. Posting each criminal's data allows the public to decide from the evidence if they appreciate knowing such data. Such as what these sex offender's last known address is. No representation is made that the individuals listed here are currently on the state's offenders registry. All names presented here were gathered at a past date. Some persons listed might no longer be registered offenders and others might have been added. Some addresses or other data might no longer be current. Owners of Washington County Watchdog assume no responsibility (and expressly disclaim responsibility) for updating this site to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. All data was only accurate at the time of posting per Government sources provided. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any data presented on this site. The information on this web site is made available solely to protect the public. Anyone who uses this information to commit a crime or to harass an offender or his or her family is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability. Message us if you can verify us of an address or change in data.  Washington County Watchdog is not responsible for the accuracy of the content shared, refer to our linked government sources. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Conflict of Interest Weighs on Newport Planning Commission Chair Who Sold Land to Developers on Project He is in Charge of Overseeing

This article is authored by Laura E. Pride Verbout, attorney, a Newport resident who lives on Ria Lake that is impacted by the proposed Bailey Meadows development.

The chair of the Newport Planning Commission, Kevin Haley, has sold key lake front property to housing developers while at the same time being responsible to oversee that the project is to city standard. Most would call that a conflict of interest. On his former land they plan to build 7 homes. They will cost a predicted half a million dollars each. He purchased the property for $155,000 years ago; He refuses to say how much he sold it for; He refuses to remove himself from the planning or the commission decision making and the votes; He denies any conflict of interest; and blames the Met Council for one of the most high density single family home developments one can find in the County.

Bailey Meadows Development is a proposed "mix of high density to medium density residential housing" for 200 homes in Newport. The project centers around land between Ria and La Lakes. From the start, the project has felt rushed through the approval process. Leaving residents, like myself, to attend meetings to bring up our many concerns. Oversight the planning commission should be leading.

For example, in the July 2017 planning commission meeting a resident who lives down the road from me on lake Ria pointed out the lack of environmental consideration the development has. The resident referenced his background in construction and stated the lake levels could be affected by development and the wildlife could be negatively impacted too. Stating "I guarantee there won’t be wood ducks on the lake anymore if 200 people throw a canoe into the lake anytime they want." In the meetings that followed the commission put in vague land use restrictions for those living within 1,000 feet of the lake and put the DNR in charge of public water access. Whether that is good enough to protect the wildlife from 200 new residents will remain to be seen.

In other planning commission meetings residents, besides myself, brought up concerns that everything from added street and residential lighting to increased traffic on existing roads would be unwelcomed changes. Other's commented the development seems like a gated community; noting the lack of parking to access the trail and a small park planned. The head of the planning commission Kevin Haley always seems to be the first to interject with a defensive response. For example telling the resident concerned about extra neighborhood lighting stating that it's a federal law and there's nothing the city law can do to supersede it. 

It seemed odd at first seeing our concerns, the environmental impact, and even details about utility placement and cost taking a back seat. That is until the November 9th planning commission meeting where it was found that he has sold property to developers in the proposed development. He's listed as one of four property owners at:
3025 Bailey Road NE, Newport, MN 55055


His lake front lot is large enough to fit seven half a million dollar houses on. As one of four land sellers and with so much power, one can imagine the great incentive he had to to meet the developers needs over the surrounding residents. The story develops further when you see that Haley's planning commission pushed to shrink the current city density ordinances to fit the most homes possible on the property. When approved this translates to even more value to Mr. Haley's property. See page 12 of the PUD November 9th meeting:

"Single-Family lots: 
Reduction in side setbacks for Single-Family lots from 9’ to 7’ on the dwelling unit side. 
Reduction in lot depth from 120’ to 110’ 
Decrease in minimum lot area from 7200 square feet to 6050 square feet 
Villa lots: 
Reduction in side setbacks for Villa lots from 9’ to 5’ on dwelling units side 
Reduction in minimum lot area from 7200 square feet to 6,000 square feet"

There's other questionable requests for exceptions in the proposal that benefit the developer's profit such as:
-"If the developers build the trail, the cost of the trail may be included in the park dedication fee." It seems odd to have the tax payers not in the development pay for trails around it.
-Decreasing street right-of-way from 60' to 50' 
-Decreasing the width of the city standard street from 31' to 28' (saves developer money and boosts property size and profit)
-"Surmountable curbs" instead of city standard "B-16" curbs stating it "allows more flexibility for designing homes and driveways on narrower lots"

At one point the County responded to the planning commission's unsafe request about the 50 foot of right-of-way stating that type of roadway needs 75 feet of right-of-way to be safe in an October 27th letter to the planners. Other overlooked safety concerns were explained by the County. 
-"road A" has 30 foot change in grade (height) in a short distance. Stating they should reconsider this steep of a road.
-That the intersections leading into the development should have center of the road left hand turn lanes given just the current traffic volumes on the road not to mention the future traffic by the year 2030.
-The drainage ponds need to be proven adequate to prevent runoff (apparently their design from Haley's Newport PUD appear to small)
-The design submitted to the County appears to not have sound mitigation measures in place that are required by law.

Everything about the Haley's planning commission appears to focus on putting the biggest houses on the smallest lot sizes possible in a development with the smallest roads possible with the least amount of added costs for the developer. Anyone can look at the design, even at a glance, and note this development is uncommonly tight, especially compared to neighboring housing developments.

Kevin Haley responded when asked about his apparent conflict of interest, refusing to step down from decision making or voting on the plans that appear to favor the developer's profits over the residents concerns. Even in this late stage of planning. He stated "The Final and binding vote is with the city council. As far as street width, lot size ect. the Met Councils directives have a large influence, along with costs to provide sewer and water. The sale price of the small acreage on my parcel will be available from the county when it is finalized."

This response is of no comfort to neighbors of this cramped development who will be affected by the added traffic and affect on the lakes. Blaming Met Council is a poor excuse as they do not control how an area is zoned. The planning commission could have seen how bad the zoning was and intervened. The head of the planning commission should be a safeguard for the city residents from concerning development like this. They are an important role between a developer and a city council. Without a good planning commission head you can get a development rubber stamped and sent to the city council for final approval where at such time it is too late to send developers back to the drawing board without consequence. 

City Councils do not have time to be the middle man between developers and city, county and state code so they put it on the planning commission. In this case, the planning commission oversight has terribly failed. Hopefully the city council will realize the mistake of letting Kevin Haley run this project with such disregard for the needs of the current residents and the two lakes. The Newport City Council vote is this Thursday at 5:30pm. 



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Three Years to Charge Cottage Grove Man Caught with "Library" of Child Rape Videos and Child Porn, No Jail Time Likely

Randy Carl Rappe, age 66, birth date 07/02/1951, was found by FBI and BCA to have dozens of child porn files on a file sharing site. They notified Cottage Grove police who went to his home within the Woodland Park Apartments in Cottage Grove. This was over three years ago in May of 2014. As you read on you may be outraged that this danger to society was left THREE years without being charged. He'll remain free as it's typically another year until conviction, which as you'll also find is of little consequence. Last year the County took 6 months to charge Timothy Pierre of Oakdale for sexually assaulting a 7 and 9 year old multiple times. 

See other articles warning you of released sex offenders in our area: http://wcwatchdog.com/local-sex-offender-articles/

What's worse is the WEAK sentence that awaits Randy Rappe (if convicted) like all Child porn convicts past and present in MN. That is, just probation after only a month or two in jail! In January, William Mcginnis, of May Township in Washington County was convicted of four counts of child porn and only got 10 years
Randy Rappe
probation and a weak 5 years on the sex offender registry
. He was initially charged with 9 counts of child porn for having over 70 videos of child porn. His conviction took FOUR years! Not that it matters because he's on the streets again and his address is hidden on the offender registry in MN. Through it all he only served 60 days in jail. see: www.countrymessenger.com/news/man-sentenced-in-may-township-child-pornography-case

On the surface the law seems adequate. Each child porn conviction states in the law the penalty is up to 5 years in Jail and $5,000 for each offense in MN Statute 617.247.4(a); but that's never what comes close to happening, as you've just read. More here: Rampant Sex Crime on Children, in Just 2yrs, 10 Cases From County Alone, 8 Simple Laws to Update

Knowing the criminals never face anywhere close to the penalty stated in the law, why do prosecutors only charge for a few counts of child porn when dozens and dozens of files are found? This would possibly add up to an actual penalty in all these cases. According to the criminal complaint, police found nearly 1,000 videos and pictures of child porn. He initially denied knowing the age of the children. But changed his story when the officers started listing off the titles of his files such as "Webcam 12-Year-Old Boys", "Two Young Boys Making Love", and "Eight-to-Ten-Year-Old Russian Flower".

Detectives state in the criminal complaint Rappe had a "card catalog listing videos in almost a library like fashion with a check-in and check-out. Defendant stated he had been trying to catalog all of his movies at one pointYet he's only charged with 7 counts of child porn?

The most horrifying fact of the case is at least a dozen of the videos Rappe downloaded showed children being violently raped, even infants. Often police will describe the content of the child porn they find in cases like this and the media always fails to adequately explain. Every piece is disturbing and should be remembered by law makers and the public that these men are not in possession material that was mistakenly downloaded or of people that could be considered consenting adults. 

If there's one conclusion to draw from the police descriptions of the child porn all these cases is that they are purely heinous and only the most twisted would collect such material. Yet in Minnesota we take Four years to prosecute them, give them a slap on the wrist, and send them back into society with only five to ten years on the sex offender registry that is hidden from the public. It's not all the County's fault, the pressure rests on law makers. 

It's time law makers do something to get justice and monitor these child predators for life. See:


DATE: 8/10/2017 
DEFENDANT: Randy Carl Rappe 
DOB: 7/2/1951 
CITY/RESIDENCE:
Woodland Park Apartments 
MN AGENCY: Cottage Grove Police Department 
CHARGE: 
I: Possess Pornographic Work-Computer Disk/Electronic/Magnetic/Optical Image w/Porn; 
II: Possess Pornographic Work-Computer Disk/Electronic/Magnetic/Optical Image w/Porn; 
III: Possess Pornographic WorkComputer Disk/Electronic/Magnetic/Optical Image w/Porn; 
IV: Possess Pornographic Work-Computer Disk/Electronic/Magnetic/Optical Image w/Porn; 
V: Possess Pornographic Work-Computer Disk/Electronic/Magnetic/Optical Image w/Porn; 
VI: Possess Pornographic Work-Computer Disk/Electronic/Magnetic/Optical Image w/Porn; 
VII: Possess Pornographic Work-Computer Disk/Electronic/Magnetic/Optical Image w/Porn 

News story on him:
http://www.woodburybulletin.com/news/crime-and-courts/4315217-cottage-grove-man-charged-seven-counts-child-pornography

*In no way do we wish harm to the convicted sex offenders outside the judgement of the law. Posting each criminal's data allows the public to decide from the evidence if they appreciate knowing such data. Such as what these sex offender's last known address is. No representation is made that the individuals listed here are currently on the state's offenders registry. All names presented here were gathered at a past date. Some persons listed might no longer be registered offenders and others might have been added. Some addresses or other data might no longer be current. Owners of Washington County Watchdog assume no responsibility (and expressly disclaim responsibility) for updating this site to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. All data was only accurate at the time of posting per Government sources provided. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any data presented on this site. The information on this web site is made available solely to protect the public. Anyone who uses this information to commit a crime or to harass an offender or his or her family is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability. Message us if you can verify us of an address or change in data.  Washington County Watchdog is not responsible for the accuracy of the content shared, refer to our linked government sources.