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Sex offender moving back to DL area

Law enforcement is notifying the Detroit Lakes community about a Level 3 Predatory Sex Offender that is moving back into the area.

Michael Jerome Buckanaga, Jr. will be released on Monday and will be living in the 300 block of Summit Avenue in Detroit Lakes.

According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Buckanaga engaged in sexual contact with a 14 year-old female victim. Contact included penetration.

Buckanaga gained access to the victim by approaching her in a public place and sexually assaulting her.

He did not know the victim.