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.

James Eric Bigelow, 19

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.