Maass gets prison time for failing to register as a predatory offender

Norman Albert Maass, 42, Little Falls, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for failure to abide by the predatory offender registration law. Maass plead guilty and was sentenced by Judge Conrad Freeberg May 16, in Morrison County District Court.

Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf said Maass has been required to register since a 1995, following his conviction of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree in Scott County. In October 2011, authorities in Iowa discovered that could not locate Maass at his registered address in Dunlop, Iowa.

On Jan. 23, the U.S. Marshall’s Service informed the Little Falls Police Department that Maass was believed to be living in Little Falls. Maass was arrested that day. The investigation revealed that Maass had lived in Little Falls since October 2011.

Middendorf expressed gratitude to the U.S. Marshall’s Service, Iowa authorities and the Little Falls Police for working together in discovering that a predatory sex offender was secretly living in Little Falls.