MSOP clients charged for crimes inside the Moose Lake facilityTwo clients from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facility in Moose Lake appeared in Carlton County Court Friday morning for crimes committed within the facility. Hearings scheduled for both men were continued until Sept. 29, because attorney Terri Ann Port Wright only recently started representing MSOP clients in court, so she asked for more time.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
Two clients from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facility in Moose Lake appeared in Carlton County Court Friday morning for crimes committed within the facility. Hearings scheduled for both men were continued until Sept. 29, because attorney Terri Ann Port Wright only recently started representing MSOP clients in court, so she asked for more time.
Saprio B.B. Doranti was in court for several different incidents that occurred over the past 11 months at MSOP, including several charges each of felony terrorist threats and indecent exposure, as well as felony fourth-degree assault, criminal damage to property in the fourth degree and possession of a dangerous weapon. Doranti legally changed his name from Elliot Bell Holly.
According to the complaint:
In February, Doranti was a patient in the high security unit of the MSOP-ML facility when staff observed him damaging the walls by scraping them and rubbing ink and feces on them. He allegedly had at least two metal shanks, which he had sharpened to a point (which appeared to be made out of metal from an eyeglasses case and a nail clipper). He proceeded to make numerous threats of harm toward any nearby security staff. The complaint also states that when two female staff members tried to reason with him, he threatened to kill one and blow up her home and exposed himself to the other, while masturbating.
The second MSOP patient, William Emil Caldwell, was scheduled to have a review hearing on charges of criminal sexual conduct in the first and second degrees, false imprisonment and misdemeanor assault in the fifth degree, for the attempted rape of a fellow inmate more than a year ago, on May 28, 2009.
According to Caldwell’s criminal complaint, when the alleged attempted rape occurred, the security counselor was helping a separate patient with the use of a printer approximately 10 feet away from the room where the attack occurred. The victim had bruising and redness on his face, neck, stomach and arms, and stated that Caldwell had struck him repeatedly and tried to choke him while trying to remove his clothes. Although the security counselor peeked into the room more than once, the complaint stated that Caldwell only momentarily ceased his attack when he looked, until his victim was able to wrestle away from him, hit the door lock button and get out of the room.
Caldwell had been scheduled for a court trial in July, which will likely be
If convicted of a crime or crimes, MSOP clients can be sent to prison, rather than remain in the treatment facility for sex criminals.