Wahpeton police notifying the public to high risk sex offender

Published: Feb. 14, 2020 at 3:42 PM CST
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Pursuant to North Dakota Century Code 12.1-32-15, the Wahpeton Police Department is notifying the public of a high-risk sex offender that is registered with our department.

Jonathan Robert Abell is a 27-year-old, white male with brown hair and hazel eyes who is 5’8” tall and weighs 230 lbs.

As of 2/13/2020, Abell is residing at 426 4th St S Wahpeton, ND. Abell is currently unemployed. Abell has access to a 1997 green Chevy Bravada bearing ND 883CMB and a 2004 silver Chevy Impala bearing ND 387BDP which are both owned by Abell’s family members.

On 4/24/2017 in Richland County District Court, Abell pled guilty to two (2) counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, both counts being a Class A Felony. Abell was originally charged with 4 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, all which were Class A Felonies, 2 of which were dismissed. The juvenile victims in these cases were related to Abell.

This notification is intended to make citizens aware of the presence of a high-risk offender within their communities and to provide education about the notification law. Illegal activities against a sex offender will not be tolerated and may potentially jeopardize the notification law.

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