Delinquent Sex Offender Sought
The Barnes County Sheriff's Department is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Allen Nelson, a lifetime registered sex offender who was assessed as a high-risk offender.
Nelson is wanted for four outstanding warrants: failure to comply with registration requirements, a class C felony; failing 24/7 drug testing; drove or actual physical control of motor vehicle-failure to appear; disorderly conduct-failure to appear.
Nelson, 24, was convicted in 2009 of corruption and solicitation of a minor. He was drinking with a 14-year-old girl then took her into a bedroom and had intercourse with her. The two had not been dating before the incident.
According to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin, Nelson has been seen in the Valley City area.
Anyone with information on Nelson's whereabouts please call the Barnes County Sheriff's office at (701) 845-8530 or the Valley City Police at (701) 845-3110.