High-risk sex offender leaves Fargo
The subject of a Thursday night sex offender notification meeting in Fargo has moved away, according to police. Jerry Eugene Sword, who was living at 2549 15th St.
The subject of a Thursday night sex offender notification meeting in Fargo has moved away, according to police.
Jerry Eugene Sword, who was living at 2549 15th St. S., was convicted in 1991 in Franklin County, Ill., of having sexual contact with a boy under 13.Sword met the victim while working with the Salvation Army there, police said.
Sword told police he was leaving Fargo and may move back to Illinois or Indiana.
His landlord confirmed Sword no longer lives at the Fargo apartment building.
Sword had been the subject of recent news stories linking him and fellow high-risk sex offender David Lee Martin to two Fargo Salvation Army officials who have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into their relationship with the two men.
Majors LaVern and Linda Poling hosted Sword and Martin at their Fargo home when the two men moved here late last summer from Illinois, police said.
Martin continues to live at 115½ Broadway, Fargo.He was convicted in 1995 in Lake County, Ill., for having sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl, according to authorities. He served three years in prison.