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Level-three sex offender moving to Alexandria

Charles Mikkelson

A level three sex offender will be moving to Alexandria next week.

Charles Gerald Mikkelson, 47, will be released on Feb. 21 after serving his sentence handed down by the court. He will live on the 900 block of Fillmore Street.

Mikkelson engaged in sexual contact with an 11-year-old female victim that included sexual touching. The victim knew him, according to authorities. The investigating agency was the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

A level-three offender is considered at the highest risk of repeating similar crimes, based on past criminal behavior.

The Alexandria Police Department released information about Mikkelson today, Tuesday, as part of state law that authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sexual or predatory offender's release from prison or a secure treatment facility.

The Alexandria Police Department believes that releasing the information will enhance public safety and protection.

Mikkelson is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, about 230 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. To report any criminal activity about him, call 911.

This offender is not wanted by the police at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him. The notification is not intended to increase fear in the community. Law enforcement believes that an informed public is a safer public.

The Alexandria Police Department and the Minnesota Department of Corrections can't direct where an offender can live, where he or she works or goes to school.

For more information, visit the Department of Corrections website.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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