James Dean Krull, 57, of Moorhead was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of violating the state’s predatory offender registration law.

According to court records, in 1993 he was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. In 2004 he was convicted of gross sexual imposition in North Dakota and required to register as a sexual offender for life.

On Sept. 25, 2018 a Becker County sheriff’s investigator was informed by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that Krull had failed to return his yearly verification letter. The investigator went to Krull’s residence on Highway 10, Lake Park, and was informed by the owner that Krull had not lived there for about four months.

Krull did not answer his phone and no voicemail was set up. Two days later, the investigator learned that Krull was working near Buxton, N.D. On Oct. 2, 2018, a warrant was issued for his arrest nationwide.

On Aug. 22, Krull appeared before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced him to a year and a day in prison at St. Cloud, and ordered him to pay a $50 fine and $215 in court fees.