Steven Allan Housman, 63, of Montevideo, will remain in treatment in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. Early last week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals denied Housman’s petition for a full discharge from the program. The Appeals Court ruling upheld an earlier decision by a judicial appeal panel which denied his petition.

Steven Allan Housman, 63, of Montevideo, will remain in treatment in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. Early last week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals denied Housman’s petition for a full discharge from the program. The Appeals Court ruling upheld an earlier decision by a judicial appeal panel which denied his petition.

The judicial appeal panel heard testimony from three psychologists, two of whom concluded that Housman continues to pose a danger to the public, while one testified that Housman no longer poses a threat. Testimony also showed that Housman was not participating in the Sex Offender Program.

In 1994, Housman pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree criminal conduct for sexually abusing a young girl. The original charges alleged that he was abusing two girls, beginning when they were three and four years of age.

In 2010, Housman was one of four men committed to the sexual offender program in Moose Lake to attempt to escape. In 2014 he was convicted of a gross misdemeanor count of escape from custody.

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