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St. Louis County Sheriff Office announces release of Level 3 Predatory Offender to Lakewood Township

Sep 04, 2023 08:57AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: St. Louis Co Sheriff's Department

From the St. Louis County Sheriff's Department - September 4, 2023

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office would like to notify the public about the release of a level 3 predatory offender. Michael Pero will move to an address in Lakewood Township on 09/07/2023.

He will be supervised by Arrowhead Regional Corrections agents. Those offenders designated as Level 3 are subject to community notification upon changing addresses.

Lakewood Township residents and community members who have questions are asked to call Sergeant Eric Sathers at 218-336-4311. Please see the attached information sheet for all publicly available data.

In 1996 Michael Pero engaged in attempted sexual contact against an unknown adult male. Pero met the victim as he was waiting for a bus. He used friendliness and kindness to lure the victim into accepting a ride. At Pero's home, the victim was subdued, beaten, and bound resulting in his death.

This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the court and is transitioning into the community. This notification is not intended to increase fear but rather to raise awareness. Law enforcement believes that an informed public is a safer public. 
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