A man convicted of criminal sexual contact when he was a teenager is moving in Barnum.
Dustin Kenneth Lee Nelson, 36, is moving from the city of Barnum — where he's lived for 10 years — to rural Barnum early next week, according to a news release from the Carlton County Sheriff's Office.
He was convicted of criminal sexual contact with an unknown female when he was 16 years old, which included holding her against her will, restraining the victim and pulling her to the ground, the release read. He approached her in a park and gained compliance using force.
He also has a "significant history of assault," the release read.
A Minnesota law allows the office to share this information when it believes it will "enhance public safety and protection."
Nelson has fully served his sentence and "is transition into the community," according to the release.
"This notification is not intended to increase fear but rather raise awareness. Law enforcement believes that an informed public is a safer public," the release read.