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Child Sex Offender Arrested At Playground,

Then Released

Town of New Windsor Police arrested Mark Edward Nelson age 61 of Newburgh NY,  after investigating a report of a male trespassing in a fenced in playground of a Nursery School in town. Two employees and two children were exiting the Nursery School out of the side door adjacent to the playground when the suspect approached them in the darkened area and attempted to make contact with them while in the playground school property. The women and children then retreated to their vehicle and left the area and police were later notified.

New Windsor Police then investigated the incident and were able to determine that the suspect was Mark Edward Nelson, a Level 3 sex offender in New York State. Level 3 is the most dangerous level.

Mr.  Edward was located and arrested for Criminal Trespass in the third Degree.

He was released without bail due to the Bail Reform Laws that prevent him being remanded to jail.

Edward’s previous arrest was in Middletown on March 23, 1996 and he was convicted on July 26 of the same year.  His victims  were a 10 and 11 year old children, and the crime was “attempted forced sodomy”. At the time Edwards was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in State Prison.



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