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Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information on a Level III Predatory Offender who recently relocated to Jackson Township.
Johnnie Lee Rhodes (aka Me Sahir-Alim Saifullah or Mr. Saifullah/Rhodes) moved to Jackson Township on 6/9/2020, in the vicinity of Dem Con Drive in rural Shakopee. Mr. Rhodes has served his sentence and was released from prison in 2010.
Under the current public health guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office held and recorded a virtual Community Notification and Education Meeting on June 15, 2020. During the presentation, a representative from the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Sheriff Luke Hennen provided information on Rhode’s offenses, conditions of release, guidelines about predatory offender registration, and general safety information. The recording of this meeting is available on the Scott County YouTube Channel at: https://youtu.be/dc9pQ6UPn5I.
Convicted sexual and predatory offenders have always been released to live in communities, but it wasn’t until the passage of the Predatory Offender Registration Act in 1991 that law enforcement could track movement of these offenders after their release in the interest of public safety. Offenders are required to notify their corrections agents or law enforcement whenever any of their registration information changes.
“The Scott County Sheriff’s Office takes an aggressive role in verifying predatory offender registration and making that information available to its residents,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “We want to follow the law and make sure that everyone is aware and knowledgeable about this person moving into the community to hopefully ease anxieties and fears.”
Please refer to the Notification Fact Sheet (below) for further information. Please note that abuse of this information to threaten, harass or intimidate a registered offender is unacceptable and such acts could be charged as a crime. Such abuses could potentially end the ability of law enforcement to provide these notifications.
For more information on our Predatory Offender Registration Program, please visit our webpage at https://www.scottcountymn.gov/1560/13400/Predatory-Offender-Information.