The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Tuesday, July 05, 2005

More on Duncans Past

After reading so many of the comments that Duncan wrote in his blog (found here) about the Fargo Chief Of Police. I wanted to learn a little about the "force" that was responsible for him. And a little more about the crime he first committed. Which he lists as a innocent mistake of a child. So I found the website for the Fargo Police. And then I found this page they have listing all sex offenders in the area. Found here. For those who don't want to look around at all the links, heres a bit about Joseph Duncans first known crime.


Joseph E. Duncan III
810 1/2 7th Street North
Fargo, North Dakota
Offense Background:


On January 24, 1980, in the City of Tacoma, Washington, Joseph E. Duncan, age 16, committed a burglary of a neighbor's home. Duncan stole four handguns and ammunition. That same evening Duncan abducted a 14 year-old boy. The boy had been walking in Duncan's neighborhood. Duncan sexually assaulted the boy two times at gun point. He was arrested shortly after the incident.
Duncan was transferred into adult court at the age of 17. There Duncan pleaded guilty to Rape in the First Degree for the abduction and sexual assault of the 14 year-old boy. Duncan was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

September 1994: Duncan was released on parole after serving 14 years in prison.

April 1997: Duncan was returned to prison for violating his parole.

July 14, 2000: Duncan was released from prison after completing his sentence. Duncan was released without parole or probation.

July 21, 2000: Duncan arrived in Fargo.

July 24, 2000: Duncan registered at the Fargo Police Department as a sex offender. The Fargo Police Department evaluated Duncan. Based on the history, profile, and the Minnesota Sex Offender Screening Tool-Revised score, Duncan was classified as a Level III sex offender.

September 27, 2000: The Fargo Police Department conducted a community notification.



The Fargo Police also offer a "chat with the chief" session where you may email the chief with questions. For more information see here. I am hoping to ask the chief some questions myself... and invite him to comment on the case. Any information gained will be shared- as always.

Anonymous said...

I believe your readers would be interested in knowing the background of the judge that released Duncan on $15,000 bail earlier this year, after being charged with molesting a boy.

lostinlimaohio said...

That information can be found on the following post:

http://lostinlimaohio.blogspot.com/2005/07/becker-county-minn.html

Any further acts of incredibly blantant abuse of the law by this judge will be shared, and feel free to share any you have!

Anonymous said...

I just want to know why this guy was free to roam the streets.What he has been alleged to have done is an abomination to our society. I am thoroughly disgusted that the judge who let him out of jail for $15,000 bail is still wearing a black robe (and making excuses). MANY lives have been affected by Duncan's crimes. As a society, we need to stand together, to prevent another child from being abused, and to work toward a judicial system that doesn't allow judges to remain at their position if they cannot protect the people.