Two Level 3 sex offenders have moved into a residence in the 2900 block of Highway 37 N.E. in Monticello, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office recently reported.
Duane Lloyd Swanson, 43, has a history of sexual contact with victims, namely males ages 12 to 14.
His contact with victims included fondling. Swanson was known to at least one of his victims; his relationship to another victim is unclear. Swanson began living at the rural Monticello address Aug. 29.
According to a Wright County Sheriff’s Office fact sheet, The Benton County Sheriff’s Office investigated Swanson’s case; his supervision agent is Dave Leal 763-279-0348.
Dagan Michael Larsart, 31, has a history of sexual contact with victims, his contact included fondling an adult female. Larsart concealed his identify and entered the victim’s residence without permission, gaining compliance through the use of a force and a weapon. Lasart was not known to his victim.
According to a Wright County Sheriff’s Office fact sheet, the St. Cloud Police Department investigated the case involving Lasart, who began living at the rural Monticello address Sept. 3.
A Level III classification means state officials have determined an offender has the highest risk of reoffending.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is legally required to notify the general public of the location of Level III sex offenders, who have been determined by a panel of experts to be more likely to re-offend than Level I or Level II sex offenders.
The law strictly forbids telling these people where they can and cannot live. They can buy a home or rent like anyone else, but they are under intense supervision.
In addition to notification to establishments and organizations that primarily serve individuals likely to be victimized by the offender, local law enforcement may notify other members of the community.
Swanson and Larsart are not wanted by the police at this time and have served the sentence imposed on them 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. Sgt. Eric Leander with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office said such notifications are meant to provide information and alleviate fear, not create it.
In an email, Leander said the most important factor to consider is that people who commit sex crimes have always lived in our communities. Minnesota statutes allow local law enforcement to inform citizens of an offender’s whereabouts.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office may be reached at 763-682-7600.
To report criminal activity by this offender or any other individual, please call 911.