Level 3 sex offender moving back to Oak Grove

A Level 3 predatory sex offender is returning to Oak Grove.

Joshua Joe Dexter, 33, will be living in the vicinity of 221st Avenue Northwest and Zion Street, just north of the Lake George Regional Park, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement will host a community notification meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Andover. Representatives of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Department of Corrections and Anoka County Corrections will present information.

Dexter first moved to Oak Grove in 2009, living in the vicinity of Tamarack Street Northwest and 221st Avenue Northwest. A notification meeting was also held at that time. He had previously lived in Coon Rapids.

Level 3 sex offenders are required to register with local law enforcement agencies. They are also considered be at high risk for reoffending.

Dexter has a history of sexual contact with girls ages 13-14 who are known to him. Contact included fondling and penetration. Dexter was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct 2000 in Kannabec County.

He also has a history of DWI, assault and drug possession charges.

Dexter is 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Mandy Moran Froemming is at editor.anokaunion@ecm-inc.com

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