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High Risk Sex Offender Notification: 726 College St. N.



Jesse Lee Janke
The Fargo Police Department is notifying the community that a registered sex offender, Jesse Lee Janke, is residing at 726 College St N, Fargo, North Dakota. Janke was assessed as a high-risk offender by the North Dakota Sex Offender Risk Assessment Committee. The following information describes Janke and his offense:

Jesse Lee Janke
32 years old, 5’10”, 200 lbs., green eyes, brown hair
726 College St N
Fargo, North Dakota

Offense Background:
Janke was convicted on December 19, 2016 of Patronizing Minor for Sexual Activity in Cass County District Court, ND. The victim was a law enforcement officer posing as a 16 year old female. Janke is a lifetime registrant.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Why was the sex offender allowed to move into my neighborhood?
Answer: The Fargo Police Department cannot dictate where a sex offender chooses to live. The offender is required to register with us and notify us of any changes in address or employment.
2. Is this person dangerous?
Answer: The Fargo Police Department checks on each offender several times each year to ensure they are compliant with their requirements to register. The attention of the community notification process and the frequent visits by the police department seem to act as a deterrent to criminal behavior. The state has assessed this offender as having a high-risk for offending again. As a result, we believe it is important for neighbors to have accurate information about the offender.
3. What should I do if I see suspicious behavior?
Answer: If you see any suspicious behavior you should notify the police department immediately. Don’t take action yourself. The Fargo Police Department relies on alert and aware citizens to provide valuable information in many instances and appreciates your involvement.
4. Who should I contact if I have questions?
Answer: If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the police department and speak to your beat Sergeant at 241-1437 or 235-4493. You may also call the District Commander Lt. Bill Ahlfeldt at 701-241-1414.
At every community meeting we caution the public about harassment or, other criminal behavior directed at the offender. This can result in criminal action against those responsible and endanger the sex offender registration law. Sex offender registration laws are under constant scrutiny and legal action. Law enforcement agencies make good use of the information provided by registration and does not want to see the law struck down.
If you would like more information about high-risk sex offenders in the city of Fargo, visit our website at Information on high-risk and lifetime offenders is also available on the North Dakota Attorney General’s website at and the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website at These website have the answers to many frequently asked questions.