The Fargo Police Department is notifying the community that a registered sex offender, Michael Allen Jans, is residing at 103 22 St S, Fargo, North Dakota. Jans was assessed as a high risk offender by the North Dakota Sex Offender Risk Assessment Committee. The following information describes Jans and his offenses:
Michael Allen Jans
29 years old, 5’6”, 180 lbs., hazel eyes, brown hair
103 22 St S
Fargo, North Dakota
Jans was convicted on May 19, 2010 of Gross Sexual Imposition in Burleigh County District Court, ND. The victims were three 14 year old females. Jans was also convicted on April 7, 2008 of Sexual Assault in Burleigh County District Court, ND. His victim was a 15 year old female. Jans is a lifetime registrant.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Why was the sex offender allowed to move into my neighborhood?
Answer: The Fargo Police Department cannot dictate where a sex offender chooses to live. The offender is required to register with us and notify us of any changes in address or employment.
2. Is this person dangerous?
Answer: The Fargo Police Department checks on each offender several times each year to ensure they are compliant with their requirements to register. The attention of the community notification process and the frequent visits by the police department seem to act as a deterrent to criminal behavior. The state has assessed this offender as having a high-risk for offending again. As a result, we believe it is important for neighbors to have accurate information about the offender.
3. What should I do if I see suspicious behavior?
Answer: If you see any suspicious behavior you should notify the police department immediately. Don’t take action yourself. The Fargo Police Department relies on alert and aware citizens to provide valuable information in many instances and appreciates your involvement.
4. Who should I contact if I have questions?
Answer: If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the police department and speak to your beat Sergeant at 241-1437 or 235-4493. You may also call the District Commander Lt. Jared Crane at 701-476-4189.
At every community meeting we caution the public about harassment or, other criminal behavior directed at the offender. This can result in criminal action against those responsible and endanger the sex offender registration law. Sex offender registration laws are under constant scrutiny and legal action. Law enforcement agencies make good use of the information provided by registration and does not want to see the law struck down.
If you would like more information about high-risk sex offenders in the city of Fargo, visit our website at www.fargopolice.com. Information on high-risk and lifetime offenders is also available on the North Dakota Attorney General’s website at www.ndsexoffender.com and the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website at http://www.nsopr.gov/. These website have the answers to many frequently asked questions.