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Mitchell man fails to register as sex offender, was living in safety zone

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A Mitchell man was arrested March 25 for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender and living too close to Mitchell High School.

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Daniel William Forcier, 26, was convicted of indecency with a child and sexual contact in 2004 in Texas, according to court documents. He moved to Mitchell in December, where he lived at 417 E. Seventh Ave., less than 500 feet from the grounds of Mitchell High School, court documents say, and allegedly never registered as a sex offender with the Mitchell Police Division.

At the time of his arrest, court documents say, Forcier was babysitting two small children and didn't tell the mother he was a sex offender. Forcier faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for allegedly residing in a community safety zone and a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender. He is scheduled to appear in court today for an arraignment.

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