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Predatory offender gets 21 months for failing to register

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A level three predatory offender who planned to move to Red Wing and register his address as "homeless," was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for failing to register.


Joseph Upsher Jr., 57, entered an Alford plea - a form of a guilty plea where the defendant does not admit guilt, but admits a jury could reasonably find him guilty - in Goodhue County District Court Monday.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.