Sex offender gets more jail time for violating conditions

Published 9:20 am Friday, July 6, 2012

An Albert Lea predatory offender was sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to twice violating his registration requirements.

However, because Marlin Eric Espe, 43, has been in the Freeborn County jail on the charges since December, he only has about a month left to serve, then he will be on conditional release for 10 years.

Espe has been required to register as a predatory offender since he pleaded guilty to fourth degree criminal sexual conduct in Freeborn County District Court in 2008.

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Under state law, predatory offenders are required to register information with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, including where they live, where they work, what they drive and if they own property.

According to reports, Espe did not register his new address or where he worked, resulting in two new felony charges.