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Judge tells Minnesota Legislature to act on sex offender treatment program

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ST. PAUL -- A federal judge is putting pressure on the Minnesota Legislature to change how the state deals with some sex offenders.

Thursday, five days before the Minnesota Legislature is to convene for its 2014 session, Judge Donovan Frank wrote in a ruling that state lawmakers need to take action now.

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His comments came in a ruling in which he refused to dismiss a lawsuit by patients of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program that claims they are being held unconstitutionally.

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