Level 3 predatory offender changes Rochester residence

(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Police Department (RPD) in accordance with Minnesota’s Community Notification Act are releasing information regarding a Level 3 predatory offender’s change of residence.

Joshua Lee Jones, 38, changed his address to the 2100 block of Campus Drive SE in Rochester on November 21.

According to RPD, Jones engaged in sexual conduct with a known female teenager, and force was used to gain compliance. Jones has served the sentence imposed on him by the court and is transitioning into the community.

Since the passage of the Registration Act of 1991, law enforcement has a right to know an offender’s residence or track their moves after his/her initial release from custody.

With the passage of the Community Notification Act, law enforcement now may share information with the public about offenders which creates an informed community that can engage with law enforcement to address any concerns and/or issues involving these individuals.

RPD says the release of this information is to enhance public safety and protection and is intended to raise awareness, not fear.

RPD also says they may not direct where this individual does or does not reside, nor direct where he/she works or goes to school.