James H. Durant, photo courtesy Appleton Police Department

APPLETON — The Appleton Police Department today announced that a convicted sex offender will be released Monday and will be placed temporarily in Appleton.

James H. Durant, 67, is scheduled to be released March 29, 2022. He will be living at a temporary living placement in the 600 block of South Memorial Drive in Appleton.

Police say they are making the notification because his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.

According to the notification, Durant sexually assaulted a minor female victim multiple times between June of 1995 and September of 1996.

He reportedly used physical force and restraints on this minor victim during the sexual assaults. Authorities also say he verbally threatened the minor victim and physically assaulted another individual who attempted to intervene during one of the sexual assaults.

Durant was also convicted in Federal Court for a prior offense involving the possession of child pornography.

This sex offender is not wanted by the police at this time.

Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.

The City of Appleton Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46 which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release, when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.



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