Residents of a St. Paul neighborhood are being notified this week that living among them is a man convicted of raping a 15-year-old boy and who also was a fugitive last year from a halfway house.

Eugene P. Glaraton, 44, is a Level III sex offender, meaning that he is considered the most likely to offend again.

Glaraton has moved into a home in the 1200 block of Dayton Avenue. That's about two blocks southwest of St. Paul Central High School.

Police will attend a community notification meeting about Glaraton, who completed his sentence in September, on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center, 270 N. Lexington Pkwy.

On Feb. 20, 2011, Glaraton cut off his electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet and fled a transitional residence. He had been released five days earlier from the state correctional facility at Lino Lakes, where he was serving time for failing to register as a sex offender in Ramsey County, his second such conviction.

During the manhunt, Department of Corrections spokesman John Schadl described Glaraton as someone unwilling to follow the rules and too dangerous for citizens to confront.

On March 30, 2011, Glaraton was taken into custody by the Department of Corrections' Fugitive Apprehension Unit, which acted on a tip and found him at a Roseville apartment complex near Roselawn and Lexington avenues.

Glaraton was convicted in 1987 of fondling and raping a 15-year-old boy in a stranger attack in Hastings. His sentence of 20 years in prison for the attack was nearly four times that recommended by the sentencing guidelines because the victim was subjected to multiple acts of penetration, permanent injuries and psychological trauma in what authorities characterized as a "gratuitous assault."

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482