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Level 3 offender moving to Ironton; meeting planned Tuesday

A Level 3 predatory offender will be released from custody and will move to a residence near Crow Wing County Road 28 and Lake Road in Ironton. Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl reported Dagan Michael Lasart, 35, will be released from custody on...

Dagan Michael Lasart
Dagan Michael Lasart

A Level 3 predatory offender will be released from custody and will move to a residence near Crow Wing County Road 28 and Lake Road in Ironton.

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl reported Dagan Michael Lasart, 35, will be released from custody on June 1. Lasart has a history of engaging in sexual contact with an adult female victim. Lasart, who was wearing a mask, gained access to the victim by entering her residence without permission. He used force and a weapon to gain compliance. Contact included sexual touching and he was not known to victim.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office will host a community notification meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Crosby City Council Chambers to discuss Lasart, as he is a new Level 3 predatory offender in the city. Lasart was in the St. Cloud area.

The meeting is to inform the public of a sexual or predatory offender's release from prison or a secure treatment facility when the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office believes the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of criminal sexual conduct or another offense that requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to Minnesota law.

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

The sheriff's office may not direct where an offender does or does not reside, nor can this agency direct where he works or goes to school. The risk level of this offender has been determined largely on his potential to re-offend based on his/her previous behavior.

Convicted sexual and predatory offenders have always been released to live in the communities, the DOC states. It was not until the passage of the Registration Act that law enforcement had an ability to track movement of these offenders after their initial release. With the passage of the Community Notification Act law enforcement may now share information about many of these offenders with the public.

Lasart is 5'8" and a 176 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown hair.

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