by NATHANIEL NELSON
A risk-level-three criminal sex offender recently moved to Goodview, according to the Goodview Police Department.
Luke Pungowiyi, 35, moved to Goodview on January 7. According to the report, Pungowiyi engaged in sexual contact with three women, including sexual touching and penetration. He took advantage of the victims’ vulnerable states and used force to gain compliance.
He is described as a five-foot-seven-inch tall American Indian man with short black hair, brown eyes, and a slender build.
The Goodview Police Department is releasing this information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 244.052 and 253D, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform communities of a public registrant’s release from prison or a secure treatment facility when officials believe that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.
Pungowiyi has served his sentence, the report states, and this notification is not intended to stoke fear but rather raise awareness.