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Published May 31, 2012, 11:12 AM

Community Notification of Level III Predatory Offender

The Moorhead Police Department is available to provide you with useful information on personal safety.

Moorhead Police Department

FACT SHEET

NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE IN MINNESOTA

RISK LEVEL THREE

In addition to level two notification (schools and daycares as well as establishments and organizations that primarily serve individuals likely to be victimized by the offender), law enforcement may notify other members of the community whom the offender is likely to encounter.

The Moorhead Police Department is available to provide you with useful information on personal safety. The Moorhead Police Department may be reached at (218) 299-5120. To report criminal activity by this offender or any other individual, please call 911.

JESSE JAMES SYVERSON

OID: 238034

DOB: 08/24/1987

Race: White Hispanic: No

Height: 5’ 11” Eyes: Blue

Weight: 230 Hair: Brown

Complexion: Fair Build: Large

Registration statute(s): Sex Offense, Non-MN Statute

Investigating agency: Bismarck, ND Police Department

Release date: 07/31/2011 05/17/2012 05/17/2012

Offender has a history of possession of child pornography.

Address: 700 block of 8th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560

Date of address change: 05/17/2012

The Moorhead Police Department is releasing this information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 244.052. This statute authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sexual or predatory offender’s release from prison or a secure treatment facility when the Moorhead Police Department believes that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct or another offense that requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 243.166 or 243.167.

This offender is not wanted by the police at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him/her by the court. This notification is not intended to increase fear in the community. Law enforcement believes that an informed public is a safer public.

The Moorhead Police Department and the Minnesota Department of Corrections may NOT direct where the offender does or does not reside, nor can these agencies direct where he/she works or goes to school.

Convicted sexual and predatory offenders have always been released to live in our communities. It was not until the passage of the Registration Act that law enforcement had an ability track the movement of these offenders after their initial release. With the passage of the Community Notification Act law enforcement may now share information about many of these offenders with the public. Abuse of this information to threaten, harass or intimidate a registered offender is unacceptable and such acts could be charged as a crime. Such abuses could potentially end the ability of law enforcement to provide these notifications. If community notification ends the only person who wins is the offender. Many of these offenders derive their power from the opportunity that secrecy provides.

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