Police notifying public about homeless sexually violent predator in Colorado Springs

James Dauer  Colorado Springs Police Department

Police are notifying the public about a homeless sexually violent predator who was recently discharged from parole and is living in Colorado Springs.

James Patrick Dauer, 61, has been discharged from Department of Corrections custody. He lists his address as homeless in the area of 23 West Las Vegas Street, near the Springs Rescue Mission. He is unemployed and does not have a car. 

Police said Dauer was convicted of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse – person less than 13 years old and sexual assault in Pennsylvania in 2002. He was also convicted of aggravated sexual assault in Texas in 1985 and 1988. Police said he had sexual contact with several children.

Dauer is described as a white man, about 6 feet tall and 245 pounds, with grey hair and green eyes. He has tattoos on his upper right arm, left arm, and chest, and has a scar on the left of his chest. 

Sexually violent predators are considered the highest-risk sex offenders. Police are required to notify the public when a person who has been categorized as a sexually violent predator moves to a different address or is released from Department of Corrections custody. Dauer has lived in Colorado Springs since August 2016, but was just discharged from parole recently. 

Dauer is one of 16 sexually violent predators living in Colorado Springs, and one of three who is homeless. 

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