NORTON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a wanted sex offender who has spent most of his life running from capture.
On Monday, a police officer conducted a traffic stop on West Holmes Street near Brown Avenue in Norton, according to a media release.
The officer learned the driver identified as 69-year-old Dale Farris Session had an outstanding warrant in Wisconsin for failure to register as a sex offender and in U.S. District Court for a probation violation. Officers took Sessions into custody without incident.
According to Norton Police, Sessions was convicted of kidnapping and raping two hitchhikers in 1975. He was sent to a mental hospital until he escaped in 1976. Sessions lived under an alias for 18 years until he was arrested again in 1994. Later that year, he was indicted for kidnapping a juvenile girl with a firearm and spent 13 years in federal prison.
Sessions has been eluding law enforcement for many years including most recently when warrants were issued in 2019. U.S. Marshals were happy to have Sessions in custody. According to Norton Police, this traffic stop for a traffic infraction led to the arrest of a potentially violent and dangerous individual.