7th Registered Sex Offender Living in Virginia

Joseph Bernard Goerdt Joseph Bernard Goerdt |  Photo: Virginia Police

Updated: September 12, 2019 10:13 PM

Virgninia Police say another registered sex offender is now living in the city. 

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39-year-old Joseph Bernard Goerdt, also known as Joe Bernard Patch, is living on the 300 Block of Chestnut Street. He was released on September 3rd. 

Police say Goerdt served time for criminal sexual conduct with young girls he knew. He was convicted for taking advantage of a child's disability and used force against another. Police say he knew these girls. 

Goerdt is described as 5'7'', has hazel eyes, brown hair, and weighs about 197 Ibs. 

Virginia Police adds "this notification is not intended to increase fear but rather raise awareness.... Abuse of this information to threaten, harass or intimidate a registered person is unacceptable and such acts could be charged as a crime."

Goerdt is the seventh registered sex offender living in Virginia. A complete list is available on the Minnesota Department of Corrections website.

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