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County issues offender notice


September 20, 2019

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Department issued a notification that Dustin Nelson, who is identified as a risk level three sex offender, is moving from rural Barnum into Barnum Township. In addition to a sexual assault charge, Nelson has a significant history of assault.

Nelson, age 36, committed the offense at age 16. According to the press release, Nelson engaged in sexual conduct with an unknown adult female victim and held her against her will. Contact included restraining the victim and pulling her to the ground. He approached her in a public park and used force to gain compliance.

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