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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Three Time Convicted Rapist in Woodbury Now Convicted of Trying to Meet Child for Sex. Will be Released Next Year.

Shawn Langner
Shawn David Langner is a three time convicted sex offender located at the last known address of 5096 woodbury drive woodbury mn off County Road 19 just south of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and Private School. Someone who has sexually assaulted people (most likely children) in 2004, 2005, and 2014 poses very concerning questions before we get into his latest conviction:
1.) Why was he not registered as the highest level 3 offender after the first, second, or third attacks?
2.) Why was someone who's sexually assaulted 3 people in ten years not in prison for life?
3.) Why does Minnesota law protect child predators like this by keeping them off the sex offender registry? (only about 300 of the 17,000 sex offenders in MN are level 3) Or even if they're on the registry only their "general vicinity" is provided with some cross streets.

See other articles warning you of released sex offenders in our area:

The answer is Minnesota has the weakest sex offender laws in the Country. Our last post about a different serial rapist in Woodbury explains more about that here: Serial Rapist Caught Living in Woodbury. Broken MN Law Only Requires Him to Register only until 2020
This serial rapist, Shawn Langner, was caught trying to meet a 15 year old child for sex back in February 2016. You can read more about his attempt to meet the child in the Woodbury Bulletin Article on him when he was first charged.

According to the criminal complaint he was initially charged with two crimes. 
-Soliciting a child for sex MN 609.352.2
-Sexual communication with a child MN 609.352.2a(2)

The first charge of soliciting a child for sex is a felony with a greater penalty because it requires sex offender registration if convicted. The later charge does not. For some reason, despite overwhelming evidence of soliciting a real child AND soliciting a police officer acting as the child... the county appeared to have dropped the good charge. Over a year and a half later Langner was convicted of just the second, slap on the hand, offense of communicating with a minor. He's been sent to prison for 30 months with over half of that credit as time served (546 days or 18 months). So he'll be back on the streets again next year as a free man. Still hidden in the shadows off the sex offender registry. 

Contact your legislators and tell them enough is enough! More information here:
Watchdog Review of Each of the Fifty States Sex Offender Laws Finds Minnesota Ranked the Most Unsafe.

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DATE: 8/23/2017 
DEFENDANT: Shawn David Langner 
DOB: 1/20/1991 
MN AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department 
JUDGE: John C. Hoffman 
CONVICTION: Engaging in Electronic Communication Relating or Describing Sexual Conduct with Child 
SENTENCE: Commit to Commissioner of Corrections for 30 months. 546 days credit for time served. Pay restitution to victim of $820 and follow terms and conditions of civil commitment - discharged from probation. 

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