Jayme Closs Kidnapper Jake Patterson Officially Registers As Lifetime Sex Offender

Jayme Closs Yearbook Photo Smiling and Mugshot of Jake Patterson
Source: Barron County Sheriffs Department; Wisconsin Court

Jun. 20 2019, Published 7:47 p.m. ET

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The man who kidnapped 13-year-old Jayme Closs after murdering her parents has officially been registered as a lifetime sex offender, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Jake Patterson, 22, who is currently housed at the Dodge Correctional Institution in Wisconsin, was officially registered on March 27 for life, online records viewed by Radar show.

In a recent photo of Patterson taken in prison, the twisted killer appears overtired and sick. A prison source revealed to Radar that he has been distributing bizarre behavior and is now "considered a suicide risk."

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"He has started to turn mute and not speak a word," the prison source added. "There have been no visits and he has declined phone calls from family."

The source said Jayme's kidnapper is also "refusing to sleep."

As Radar reported, Patterson is housed in the same facility as child killer Chris Watts. The prison insider told Radar both convicted murderers have crossed paths.

"There was an eerie moment of silence as if they were communicating through eye contact," the source continued.

As Radar readers know, the 22-year-old killed Jayme's mother, Denise, and father, James, before abducting the teen and holding the young girl against her will in his cabin in the woods. She bravely escaped 88 days later.

In May, Patterson was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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