Sex offender moving to Albert Lea

Published 9:20am Friday, February 28, 2014

A high-risk sex offender from Albert Lea is slated to move back into the community next week after completing his prison sentence.


Joseph Harry Jensen, 58, has been cleared by the Minnesota Department of Corrections to move to the 2100 block of East Main Street on Monday.

Jensen has a history of sexual contact, including penetration, with female victims ages 14 and 15. He was known to his victims. He is classified as a Level 3 offender because he has the highest likelihood of reoffending.

He is described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds.

Jensen had been slated to be released in January but that date was postponed because of a conflict in his proposed housing, said Albert Lea Police Department detective Frank Kohl.

Kohl said the Police Department will not have a community meeting about Jensen’s release because of a lack of attendance at a prior offender meeting in the same part of town. Schools and daycares received separate email notification.

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