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Stearns Co. Sheriff: Klappenbach not moving to rural Paynesville address

PAYNESVILLE — The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that Michael Shawn Klappenbach, 39, a Level III sex offender, will not be moving into or living at an address along Pirz Lake Road in Eden Lake Township.

According to a news release, the Sheriff’s Office was notified Wednesday afternoon of the change. Klappenbach is currently being housed in the Stearns County Jail until he can make other living arrangements.

Klappenbach was scheduled to be released from custody Wednesday. A community notification meeting was Monday at the Paynesville Area High School regarding his release into the community.

Klappenbach has a history of engaging in sexual contact with a 15-year-old female victim who was known to him. He is not wanted by police and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court system. Offenders are assessed by the state at the time of their release from confinement. Level III offenders are those deemed at highest risk of reoffending.