The Fargo Police Department is notifying the community that a registered sex offender, Jamal Joel Anderson, registered his address as 734 College St N, Fargo, North Dakota. Anderson was assessed as a HIGH-RISK offender by the North Dakota Sex Offender Risk Assessment Committee. The following information describes Anderson and his offenses:
Jamal Joel Anderson
41 years old, 5’7”, 145 lbs., brown eyes, black hair
734 College St N
Fargo, North Dakota
Anderson was convicted on February 2, 2001 of Corrupt/Solicitation of a Minor in Stutsman County District Court, ND. The victim was a 16 year old female. He was also convicted on March 25, 1999 of Sexual Assault and Aggravated Assault in Stutsman County District Court, ND. Victims were a 15 year old female and 17 year old male, respectively. He 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. Do not take action yourself. The Fargo Police Department relies on alert and aware citizens to provide valuable information in many instances and appreciates your involvement.
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, you can visit 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.