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Sebeka man charged with failing to register as sex offender second time

A predatory offender is facing a felony charge after a second offense of failure to register as such.

Court documents said Darrell Wallace Dumpprope, 53, of Sebeka, failed to give written notice of his residence since his July 5 release from the Minnesota Correctional Facility of Faribault. Dumpprope's registered address was listed as an acquaintance's in Staples.

On Aug. 1, an investigator arrived at the given address for a predatory offender compliance check. The owners and current residents of the home adamantly said Dumpprope was not residing there and never has, according to court records. Mail for Dumpprope had been directed to the address, but the residents said they had been sending it back to the post office.

According to the couple, Dumpprope had asked them to lie for him if questioned about his living there. They refused to do so, and made it clear that under no circumstances would Dumpprope be allowed to stay there, as their daughter lives at the residence with her small children.

A camper on the property belonging to Dumpprope was supposed to be where he had been residing, but the homeowners said it was "full of junk" and not livable, according to court documents. They then gave the investigator the addresses of another acquaintance of Dumpprope's in Staples.

On Aug. 2, Dumpprope was apprehended in Staples and transported to the Wadena County Jail by Wadena authorities. Dumpprope admitted in a statement taken after being placed under custody that he had been staying at his sister's home in Sebeka and at a friend's in Staples.

Court records said he told authorities he couldn't stay at his sister's full time for reasons he was not able to explain clearly, and he had provided them a list of addresses on July 17. Dumpprope also said he doesn't fully understand the registration process and felt as though he did what he was required to legally.

Dumpprope was convicted of third degree sexual assault after an incident involving a 13-year-old female in 1993. Court records show previous convictions of failure to register in Sherburne County in October 2003 and Wadena County in December 2009.

Dumpprope's next scheduled court appearance is set for Aug. 13.