Predatory offender charged with registry failure
Published 8:06 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018
James Eric Bigelow, 19, of Rochester was charged on Friday in Mower County District Court for felony predatory offender failure to register.
According to the court complaint, a Mower County detective received information on Oct. 9 that Bigelow was living with a family in LeRoy. As a predatory offender, Bigelow is required to keep his registered address current with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Predatory Offender Registration unit, who allegedly had his registered address listed in Elkton.
A woman at the LeRoy residence told the detective that Bigelow stayed at her residence during the summer months and that he would stay there “a couple of days” at a time and be gone for a week, according to the complaint. She also told her juvenile son, a friend of Bigelow, that Bigelow could not live there, after which he allegedly left “for a while” and then returned. She then said Bigelow had been staying at her residence “more often than not” starting in August 2017.
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Her son told the detective Bigelow stayed at their home during the summer months and would alternate between staying at their residence and his mother’s residence.
A review of Bigelow’s criminal history shows a prior conviction for felony criminal sexual conduct with a victim aged 13-15 and an actor more than 24 months older.
Bigelow will appear in court again on March 8.