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Level 3 sex offender moving into Arago Township

Allen Wagner

A predatory sex offender is moving close to Park Rapids this week.

According to a notification fact sheet released by the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, Allen John Wagner, 39, is expected to arrive in central Arago Township, rural Park Rapids, on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Wagner was released from incarceration on March 20, 2012 and was registered as a predatory offender, Risk Level III. According to Minnesota Statutes 244.052, subdivision 3, Risk Level III is assigned to "an offender whose risk assessment score indicates a high risk of reoffense."

The sheriff's office fact sheet states that Wagner has a history of sexual conduct and contact with two female victims, age 2 and 6. The younger victim was developmentally disabled. Wagner was known to the victims.

Wagner also possessed and distributed child pornography, but was not known to the victims, the fact sheet said.

Investigating agencies were the Golden Valley Police Department, Chippewa County and the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Agency.

Wagner is under the supervision of Jason Hermiston, an Intensive Supervised Release agent with the Minnesota Department of Corrections office in Bemidji, according to the fact sheet.

Wagner is described as 6 foot, 1 inch tall, weighing 185 pounds, with a medium build, fair complexion, hazel eyes and blond or strawberry hair

The fact sheet notes that:

• Wagner has served his sentence and is transitioning to the community.

• Notification is intended not to increase fear but rather raise public awareness.

• Law enforcement may not tell Wagner where he may or may not live, work, or go to school.

• Passage of the Registration Act gave law enforcement the ability to track the movement of certain offenders after their release, and the Community Notification Act allows them to share information about some offenders with the public. However, abuse of this information to threaten, harass or intimidate a registered person is unacceptable, could result in criminal charges and could end law enforcement's ability to provide such notifications.