Michael Shawn Klappenbach

Michael Shawn Klappenbach

Michael Shawn Klappenbach, a former Belle Plaine resident and level three sex offender is set to relocate to Chaska.

According to a press release from the city of Chaska, Klappenbach, 46,  will be moving to the vicinity of Stoughton Avenue and Crystal Place on Oct. 14.

Klappenbach is being released from Minnesota Correctional Facility-Rush City after being incarcerated on Nov. 18, 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

A Chaska Police Department fact sheet about Klappenbach states that he engaged in sexual contact with a teenage female.

“Contact included sexual touching and penetration. Klappenbach accessed her online then [arranged] and facilitated meeting in person,” the fact sheet states.

The Chaska Police Department is set to host a community notification about Klappenbach’s release on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Valley Evangelical Free Church, 150 Engler Blvd, Chaska, MN, from 6-8:30 p.m.

The community notification meeting is open to the public. Staff from the Minnesota Department of Corrections will provide information on Klappenbach’s offenses, conditions of release, guidelines about predatory offender registration, and general safety information. Representatives from the Carver County Attorney’s Office, Sexual Violence Center, and the Chaska Police Department will also be available to address any questions. An interpreter will provide English-to-Spanish translation. 

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