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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fugitive Child Predator Who Police Report Says Was Caught With Pants Down and About to Rape Child, Found Living at Woodbury Hotel

This is just one of many posts out of Washington County about child predators just like this roaming in the shadows, getting caught, and being released back into Washington County. See: 

Registered child predatory offender and convicted kidnapper William Lee Sjerven who is living in Woodbury has been charged with violating predatory offender registration requirements. According to the criminal complaint, Woodbury police pulled the car he was riding in over for speeding, they ran his ID and found he was wanted for failing to do his required check ins. He showed his address was room 139 at the Keys Inn, formerly known as the Red Roof Inn. Currently it's rated as a 2 star hotel according to It's off the 494 freeway and Valley Creek road in Woodbury. 

William Sjerven
According to the State BCA, In 1999 he was convicted of kidnapping and served 10 years. In 2013 he was charged with sexually assaulting a 12 year old girl and got a plea deal down to only child endangerment from the incident. He did only a year in jail and just 3 years probation for essentially getting caught with his pants down about to rape the child. The Mankato Free Press covered the story stating:

"The girl told authorities that Sjerven said to her, "I am going to do weird things to you."

Sjerven touched the girl's buttocks over her pants, the girl told authorities, and then picked her up and carried her outside to the backyard where he pulled down her pants and attempted to engage in intercourse.

Before that could happen, however, an adult came outside and observed the pair lying. The girl then ran to her father, who was inside the house. Her father retrieved a shotgun and pointed it at Sjerven.

Sjerven lived in Florida for a short time where he was a registered sex offender (see picture) and had his full name, address, photo, description, etc posted publicly on their sex offender website like 47 states do (26 of which post exact addresses). MN is not one of these states, the list is not public. The fact he moved back to live in the shadows of Minnesota is another example of how convicted child predators are drawn to live here.

It's horrifying that someone who was seconds away from raping a 12 year old girl, had it not been for the father with his shotgun, would get a plea deal in Minnesota down to child endangerment from the prosecutor. A crime he only did a year in jail and 3 years probation. Unfortunately, terrible plea deals like this are made all the time. In Washington County alone:
Rampant Sex Crime on Children, in Just 2yrs, 10 Cases From County Alone, 8 Simple Laws to Update 

If convicted, he will likely serve little, to no, jail time (typically 30 days) for violating parole and simply get a small fine and time added to probation. The maximum time a sex offender can be registered in MN is 10 years. It's the weakest maximum in the Country. Read more here: 
Watchdog Review of Each of the Fifty States Sex Offender Laws Finds Minnesota Ranked the Most Unsafe. 

Legislators to contact in Washington County to tell them to make MN sex offender laws stronger see our 8 Simple Laws to Update:

DATE: 2/16/2018 
DEFENDANT: William Lee Sjerven 
DOB: 10/22/1971 
CHARGE: I: Predatory Offender-Knowingly Violates Registration Req. or Intentionally Provides False Information 

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