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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Owner of West Fargo Tanning Salon Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Aug. 28, 2013, Jared Holland, 28, of Fargo, N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson for failing to register as a sex offender. Holland pleaded guilty to the charge on April 1, 2013.

Judge Erickson sentenced Holland to seven months and 15 days in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release with a condition that he be placed in home confinement for a period of seven months. Holland was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

On March 31, 2012, officers from the Fargo Police Department were dispatched to Holland’s residence in South Fargo on a domestic complaint. Thereafter, law enforcement discovered that Holland was a convicted sex offender. Specifically, Holland was convicted of second degree rape in Brown County, South Dakota, on September 23, 2003.

Following an investigation, law enforcement discovered that Holland, a Tier III sex offender, and his wife had moved to Fargo to operate Exclusive Tan, a tanning solon located in the Eagle Run Plaza in West Fargo. After the move, Holland failed to notify authorities of this employment, which he is required to do as a registered sex offender.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the West Fargo Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015