Level three sex offender relocated in Virginia

By KBJR News 1

Level three sex offender relocated in Virginia

July 14, 2014 Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM CDT

Virginia, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- John Patrick Dickson, who is a level three sex offender, has moved back to the area of 9th Ave. and 16th St. in Virginia.

Dickson had left the area for a couple of weeks and lived in Thief River Falls; however, he has since returned. A meeting was already held for Dickson upon his arrival in Virginia earlier this year, so there will not be another meeting.

Dickson has a history of sexual contact (including fondling/penetration) with minor female victims ages 7 to 10. He often used force to gain compliance of his victims. He was known to his victims.

Law enforcement will notify schools/daycares/establishments serving people who may be likely to be victimized by the offender, as well as other members of the community that the offender would be likely to encounter.

"Convicted sexual and predatory offenders have always been released to live in our communities," the police department said.

Dickson is not wanted by police at this time and has already served his sentence out. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Virginia Police Department at (218) 748–7510.

Ramona Marozas