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A sex offender escaped supervision in NW Minnesota

Officials are warning people not to confront him, and to call 911.

A sex offender is missing, and officials are asking for the public's help to find him. 

The Minnesota Department of Corrections says Jonah James Hawkins isn't complying with the conditions of his release from prison. 

The 26-year-old has been on intensive supervised release since getting out of prison in April 2015, but has been on "fugitive status" since June 27 when he fled supervision. 

Officials say he was last seen leaving his home in Halstad, and may be headed to North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Florida or Arizona. 

Hawkins was convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct against a juvenile female, with the Crookston Times reporting in 2015 he had a history of sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl. 

He's listed as a Level 3 predatory offender, which means he's considered the most likely to reoffend. 

Hawkins is 5-foot-5 and weighs 137 pounds. He has black hair and blue eyes. 

Officials say you shouldn't try to confront Hawkins, and if you see him or know where he may be you should call 911 or the Department of Corrections fugitive hotline at 651-603-0026.

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