Meeting set for Level 3 sex offender

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Another Level 3 sex offender will be moving to Winnebago soon, so a community meeting is scheduled to be held next week.

“This individual has served the sentence imposed on him by the court and is transitioning into the community,” says Eric Olson, Winnebago police chief.

Olson says the meeting is being held Tuesday, Oct. 22, for 38-year-old James Nicholas Dahlager beginning at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Municipal Center.

Because a Level 3 sex offender is considered a high risk to re-offend, state law requires a public meeting be held by law enforcement to provide information to local residents.

According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) website, Dahlager was convicted of attempted second-degree criminal sexual misconduct with a child under age 13 in Brown County. He was sentenced to 22 months in prison and fined $2,500.

A look at Dahlager’s criminal history shows he has been convicted of aggravated first-degree robbery in LeSueur and Lyon counties.

Earlier this year he was serving prison time in Stillwater for convictions of possession or sale of stolen counterfeit checks and financial transaction card fraud.

Olson says representatives from the DOC and Winnebago Police Department will provide those at the meeting useful information on public safety.

DOC officials are expected to provide Dahlager’s general area of residence, photos and a description, when and where his past criminal behavior occurred.

Dahlager will be the second Level 3 sex offender, says the police chief, to move to Winnebago since July 2018.

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