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Olivia man sentenced for changing address, not updating registration as a predatory offender

An Olivia man registered as a predatory offender was sentenced in Redwood County Court this month for not informing the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that he had changed his address from Wabasso.

On Aug. 8, 2020, the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the BCA that registered predatory offender Joshua Robert Torres, age 38, had not responded to several letters sent to his last known address in Wabasso.

The next day, a Redwood County Deputy noted that Torres most recent paperwork claimed he had a job as a machine operator at Jonti-craft in Wabasso. However, when the deputy spoke with a Jonti-craft representative, she stated that there was no record of Torres ever having worked there under his own name, or any of his known aliases.

The deputy visited the residence in Wabasso, and spoke with a woman who stated Torres had never lived there, but had visited for a week in Jan. 2020, because Torres had a romantic attachment with a woman who had lived there at the time.

On Oct. 11, Joshua Robert Torres was sentenced for failure to register as a predatory offender. His address on the sentencing documents gives an Olivia address. Torres was sentenced to the correctional facility in St. Cloud for 14 months, with credit for 155 days time served.

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