A Level 3 sex offender faces first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges after being accused of raping one woman and assaulting another in south Minneapolis.
Christopher Bogan, 32, was in prison from 2008 to August 2016 for raping a teenage girl. After his release, the Minnesota Department of Corrections classified him as a Level III sex offender, the highest level.
According to criminal complaints, Bogan was released on Aug. 14 after being jailed on charges of interfering with a 911 call. The next day he offered a cigarette to a woman near the area of West 24th Street and Blaisdell Avenue South.
The woman told police she followed Bogan into an alley, where he tried to rape her. The woman got away and ran toward a nearby squad car.
About a month later, a woman was walking near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts when Bogan followed her and asked for money, according to the criminal charge.
She told police Bogan cornered her, punched her several times in the face, then raped her and took her purse.
The next day, Bogan used her credit card. He was arrested four days later, and is in Hennepin County jail.
In 2008, Bogan followed a 14-year-old girl home from school to her apartment and raped her.
DOC spokeswoman Sarah Fitzgerald said Bogan was under intensive supervised release by Hennepin County Community Corrections, and was returned to prison for violating his conditions of release in July 2015. He was released in August 2016 without supervision under a court order.
The Level 3 recidivism rate is less than 5 percent, Fitzgerald said. Bogan remains in jail in lieu of $800,000 bail.