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High-risk sex offender in Jamestown

The Jamestown Police Department said Thursday that a high-risk sex offender will be working in community service in Jamestown. Kelly Christopher Tanner, 22, is currently incarcerated in the Stuts-man County Correctional Center in James-town. He h...

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Kelly Tanner

The Jamestown Police Department said Thursday that a high-risk sex offender will be working in community service in Jamestown.

Kelly Christopher Tanner, 22, is currently incarcerated in the Stuts-man County Correctional Center in James-town. He has been assigned community service in Jamestown and will be out of the Correctional Center while performing community service at an undetermined location.

The police department said Tanner was convicted of gross sexual imposition on Dec. 2, 2003. He engaged in sexual acts and contact with two girls ages 10 and 13 and two boys ages 6 and 8. He was assigned one year with the Department of Juvenile services.

On Nov. 20, 2007, he was convicted of sexual assault, a Class A misdemeanor, in Dickey County District Court. He had "consensual" intercourse with a 16-year-old girl on a few occasions while he was 21. He received a one-year sentence with 355 days suspended and one year supervised probation.

On Jan. 5, 2009, Tanner pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a Class C felony, in Southeast District Court. He was sentenced to five years with all but 30 days suspended. He was also placed on two years probation.

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Tanner has been assigned a high-risk assessment by the North Dakota Risk Level Committee, North Dakota Attorney General's Office.

Tanner is not wanted by police at this time. He is currently serving the sentence imposed by the court. The notification is intended for public safety and not to increase fear in the community or to be used to threaten, assault or intimidate Tanner. Attempts to harass, intimidate or threaten Tanner or his family, landlords or employers will be turned over for prosecution.

Printed handouts of Tanner are available at the Jamestown Police Department. He is described as a white male 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 145 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

Among the conditions for Tanner's probation are that he not loiter near school yards, parks, playgrounds, arcades or other places primarily used or visited by minors; not obtain employment with any agency or business that provides services for the care or custody of minors; not subscribe to any Internet service provider; not possess any children's items; not date or socialize with anyone who has children under the age of 18; and have no contact with any minors other than his own child.

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