Man to be Provisionally Freed from Minnesota Sex Offender Program

The St. Paul Police Department will hold a public meeting Wednesday on the upcoming release of a man from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. 

50-year-old Oliver Lenell Dority will be the fourth person in the program’s 20-year history to be provisionally released. 

Dority was sent to prison in 1995 after pleading guilty to raping two women.  He was civilly committed to the program in 2009. 

According to the Pioneer Press,  Dority’s attorney says he was a diligent participant in treatment and never got sent back to a lower level for infractions.   She says he will be kept under  intensive supervision at a residential facility in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood. 

Meanwhile, the state is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the program is unconstitutional. 

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