May 6, 2009
Another Mille Lacs Academy Sex Offender Escapes
Sometime between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, May 5, another Mille Lacs
Academy sex offender went missing. Apparently unnoticed, he allegedly made his way to
Onamia City Councilman Bill Hill's gas and grocery store where he stole a
car. He proceeded to drive the stolen vehicle from Onamia to St. Cloud,
Minnesota - approximately 50 miles. While on route, the escaped sex offender
stole a laptop computer from a landscape company in Foley, Minnesota. He
also stopped at convenience stores along the way where he stole pornography.
The offender is thirteen years old.
He was apprehended around 8 o'clock that night by St. Cloud
police and placed in a secure detention facility while awaiting court
Nexus has, in the past, downplayed the fact that convicted
sex offenders escape from Mille Lacs Academy, which is an unlocked facility.
At a city meeting in Onamia (Nov. 14, 2007), former Nexus CEO
Jim D'Angelo personally presented this misinformation to the public,
distributing a Nexus "Fact
Sheet", which falsely stated that during the past decade
there has only been one incident.
In an interview, Mille Lacs Academy Director Paul L. Smith,
(recently indicted for several counts of fraud and embezzlement), told the
Mille Lacs Messenger
that the sex offenders escape "once in a Blue Moon".
However, our Mille Lacs News debunked Nexus' false claims in
2007, by providing police reports, sheriffs' reports, and reports from the
MN Department of Corrections on this web site. At that time, there had been
more than "one incident". There had been 389. Over 256 escapes.
Read the truth.