Staff member airlifted after "brutal, senseless attack" at Moose Lake sex offender facility

Staff member airlifted after “brutal” attack at Moose Lake sex offender facility

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – A staff member is in the hospital after an attack at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facility in Moose Lake Monday afternoon. 

MSOP Executive Director Nancy Johnston says an "MSOP client" used a heavy object to hit the staff member in the head, then repeatedly kicked him in the head while he was on the ground. 

Carlton County Sheriff's deputies arrested the attacker, and first responders airlifted the employee to the hospital.  


"We are deeply disturbed by such a brutal, senseless attack," Johnston said. "I'm grateful to those who tried to intervene and protect our coworker. Our hearts are with him and his family, and we'll be there to support him as he recovers."

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program is a treatment program overseen by the Department of Human Services.

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