A Minnesota man has been charged with failing to register as a predatory offender after authorities found him living in a Burnsville apartment complex.
Kyler Russell Horcher, 21, whose criminal history includes a 2007 conviction for third-degree criminal sexual conduct, is required to register with the state as a predatory offender. He informed authorities on March 31 that he was living in Cambridge.
Horcher pleaded guilty in 2007 in Isanti County to a felony charge of criminal sexual conduct with a victim between the ages of 13 and 15. Two other counts – second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13 and fifth-degree non-consensual sex contact – were dismissed at the time.
According to the latest criminal complaint against Horcher, filed in Dakota County District Court in Hastings, Burnsville police responded April 30 to a report of theft from Burningham Apartments, 1501 Burnsville Parkway E.
The victim told police that she had allowed Horcher to move into her apartment on April 1 “to help him get his life back on track,” according to the complaint. She told police that since that time, her laptop computer and a food saver had disappeared from her apartment.
Police went to the victim’s apartment on May 5 and found Horcher there. When an officer told Horcher that he wanted to speak to him about his registration status, Horcher replied, “Oh, crap,” according to the complaint.
Horcher told police that he met the victim on April 1 and admitted that he had been living in her apartment since then without reporting his change of address, the complaint says.
Under state law, convicted predatory offenders are required to provide written notice of address changes to law enforcement or a corrections agent at least five days before moving.
Horcher – whose criminal history also includes 2007 and 2008 convictions for theft – remains in the Dakota County Jail on a $60,000 bond. He is also being sought in Isanti County on pending charges of driving after his driver’s license was revoked.
Horcher is scheduled to make a first appearance in Dakota County District Court in Apple Valley on May 18.