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Sex offender moving to Virginia

VIRGINIA, MN — A sex offender has moved to the city of Virginia.

According to Virginia police, Joseph Goerdt, 38, also known as Joe Patch, moved to the 300 block of Chestnut Street on September 3.

Police say Goerdt had been in prison for having sexual contact with female children and a teen, and had also taken advantage of a child’s disability and used force against another.

Officials say Goerdt knew all of his victims.

Goerdt is described as 5’7, weighs 197 pounds, and has hazel eyes and brown hair.

According to police, Goerdt had previously lived in Virginia, and is not wanted by police at this time, and has already served his sentence.

Krystal Frasier

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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