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Sex offender changes address in Fargo

Epifanio Walker Benitez Jr. was convicted in 2002 in Burleigh County of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

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Epifanio Walker Benitez Jr.
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FARGO — A high-risk sex offender in Fargo has a new address.

Epifanio Walker Benitez Jr., 50, now lives at 727 14th St. N., according to a Wednesday, Jan. 26, news release from the Fargo Police Department. Earlier this month, the agency reported he lived a few houses away from that address at 735 14th St. N.

Benitez was convicted in 2002 in Burleigh County of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl, according to court records. He also was convicted in 1997 in Ward County of corruption or solicitation of a minor.

He is at high risk to reoffend and must register as a sex offender for life.

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April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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