Leech Lake man sentenced over offender registry

A man from the Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota was sentenced for failing to register as a state sex offender.

Peter John Jones initially won a ruling from the Minnesota Court of Appeals that said the state's offender registry didn't apply in Indian Country. But the state Supreme Court overturned the ruling in March 2007.

As a result, Jones was sentenced to 19 months in state prison. But he already served most of the time while he waited for the court decisions.

Get the Story:
Predatory offender sentenced (The Bemidji Pioneer 4/26)

Minnesota Supreme Court Decision:
Minnesota v Peter John Jones (March 22, 2007)

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