Friday, February 8, 2008

3 strikes, YOUR OUT!

Twice-convicted rapist faces new child pornography charge

A federal indictment was filed Tuesday against Timothy Allen Cain, 56, of St. Paul.

Timothy Allen Cain
Minnesota Department of Corrections

A two-time child rapist from St. Paul has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography, authorities said Thursday.

The federal indictment filed Tuesday against Timothy Allen Cain, 56, stems from an incident a year ago and alleges that he possessed computer images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

If convicted, Cain faces a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to state records, Cain was convicted in Hennepin County in January 1986 of first-degree sexual conduct with a female age 13 to 15 and sentenced to 4 1/2 years in the workhouse.

The records also show a July 2000 conviction in Ramsey County for first-degree sexual conduct. His victim was younger than 13 and also female.

Sentenced to more than nine years in prison, Cain was placed on supervised release in June 2006.

On Feb. 7, 2007, he was arrested on the federal child porn charge and returned to state prison about two weeks later for violating the following terms of his release: operating a computer with internet access, possessing sexually explicit material, possessing a dangerous weapon and failing to complete sex offender treatment programming.

Cain is now at the Moose Lake correctional facility.

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