The Fargo Police Department is notifying the community that a registered sex offender, Michael Andrew Skeldum, registered his address at 202 7 Ave N #3, Fargo, ND. Skeldum has been assessed as a high-risk offender by the North Dakota Risk Assessment Committee. The following information describes Skeldum and his offense:
Michael Andrew Skeldum
50 years old, 5’9”, 140 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair
202 7 Ave N #3
Fargo, North Dakota
Skeldum was convicted of Gross Sexual Imposition in Cass County District Court in 2003. His victim was a 13 year-old female. He was also convicted in 1999 for Gross Sexual Imposition in Sargent County District Court ND where the victim was a 10 year-old female. Skeldum is a lifetime registrant.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
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.
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.
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 or information on high-risk and lifetime offenders is also available on the North Dakota Attorney General’s website and the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website. These website have the answers to many frequently asked questions.