Predatory offender moving to West Duluth

The Duluth Police Department is notifying the public of a High-Risk predatory offender moving to the 5600 block of Grand Avenue in Duluth. Russell James Randall, is an 85-year-old, white man with brownish gray hair and brown eyes. Randall is 5′ 9″ tall and weighs 130 pounds. His Civil Commit Provisional Discharge release date is Tuesday, November 29.

According to the fact sheet sent by the Duluth Police Department, Russell Randall had separate incidents of sexual contact with a known male child over a period of years. According to the fact sheet, Randall used his relationship with the boy to gain trust of the boy and used his attention to gain control.

The Duluth Police Department releases the information in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 244.052 and 253D, to inform the public of an offenders release from prison or a secure treatment facility when the police department believes that the information will help public safety.

Randall has served the sentence for his conviction, and is transitioning into the community.

Authorities say the notification of a offenders release is not to increase fear, but to keep the public informed.

This story has been changed to remove that Russell Randall is a Level III predatory offender, first reported by the Duluth Police Department. Randall is a Level II, and is subject to notification up to that of a risk Level 3 designee due to his commitment to MSOP.