Denio sentenced to prison for not registering with the state

Douglas Alan Denio, 39, Motley, was sentenced in Morrison County District Court Feb. 15, with one felony count of being considered a predatory offender and knowingly violating the registration requirements or intentionally providing false information.

Denio had been previously convicted of sexually assaulting a juvenile female and on May 1, 1996, he completed a sex offender notification registration form. At that time, Denio was informed of his requirement to register with the state of Minnesota within five days prior to changing his address.

Denio’s most recent change of address information form was submitted May 6, 2011, when he moved to the city of Motley.

A compliance check revealed numerous contacts between Denio and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office between June 3, 2011, and Sept. 2, 2011. He was living on Copper Road in Scandia Valley during that time.

On Oct. 7, 2011, a sheriff’s deputy went to Denio’s previous residence in Motley and spoke to the residents. They said they had lived there for two months and they did not know Denio. A check at the address on Copper Road revealed Denio had recently moved out.

On Oct. 24, 2011, Denio was interviewed by the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department and he said he had moved from Motley to Copper Road without filling out or signing papers.

Denio was sentenced to 31 months at the correctional facility in St. Cloud and fined $135.