Mankato Predatory Offender 07 Jul 12

The City of Mankato is getting its first-ever level 3 Predatory Sex Offender when Gregory Eugene Ward moves onto the 1700 Block of North Riverfront Drive. Ward was convicted of molesting a child in Scott County. After serving time for that crime he was arrested for indecent exposure in Blue Earth County as well. A Level 3 Predatory Offender is considered the most likely to re-offend. Around 3-dozen neighborhood residents attended a community notification meeting concerning Ward in Mankato Thursday night, with the most commonly-asked question being if Ward will be allowed to move freely through the community. Authorities say that the conditions of Ward’s Intensive Supervised Release only allow him to go to pre-approved locations. Residents were advised to call 911 if they see Ward acting suspiciously. He had been scheduled to be released on Monday, but that has now been delayed.