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Level 3 offender charged with failing to register, warrant issued

Robert Baca

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for a Level 3 sex offender who was the subject of a community notification meeting in Detroit Lakes last month.

Robert Thomas Baca, 44, left Detroit Lakes for St. Paul on Nov. 19. Detroit Lakes police watched him board a bus and leave, but he never checked in with St. Paul police as required.

He has not checked in with any police department in Minnesota, and his whereabouts are unknown, said Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena.

He is charged in Becker County District Court with failing to register, a felony. He is supposed to check in with police weekly wherever he is living.

Baca served 11 years in prison for raping a woman in Detroit Lakes.