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Portland Police: Released Prisoner Remains a Public Threat

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Portland Police Department

PORTLAND, Maine - The Portland Police Department is notifying people about a man being released from prison today who's still considered a threat to the public.

Police chief Michael Sauschuck says 51-year Steven Ricci has an extensive criminal history going back to the early 1990s.

"With approximately 14 convictions for offenses such as indecent conduct, assaultive criminal behavior, violation of conditions of release, and other stalking-like behavior," Sauschuck said. "His mental status and his mental capabilities make him an incredibly high risk to re-offend here in our community."

Sauschuck says Maine law does not require Ricci - who lives at 915 Brighton Avenue - to register as a sex offender, but his past behavior warrants a community notification for the safety of the public.

Ricci had been serving a two-year sentence for assaulting a medical provider.  Upon release, he has to observe a number of restrictions, including wearing a GPS monitor at all times, and obeying a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.