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Sex offender draws interest of police

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Mike DuPre'
April 16, 2008
— Local police have added a sense of urgency to their attempt to keep tabs on a convicted sex offender who is accused of violating a bond condition by possessing a knife.

“There are a lot of sex offenders in the community, but this individual is of particular concern,” Deputy Police Chief David Moore said this morning of Daniel D. Anderson, 59.


The reason is that when local police arrested Anderson recently on a charge of felony bail-jumping, they found a knife, handcuffs and pornography in his vehicle, a red 1999 Chevrolet Venture minivan with the Wisconsin license plate 317 MMC.


The bail had been imposed because Anderson had been arrested in Beloit last summer on a felony charge of failing to update his lifetime registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.


Anderson is not subject to any police or parole supervision, but he must keep his registration current, Moore said.


Anderson was released from the Rock County Jail after making bail April 12, so he has until April 22 to inform authorities of his address, Moore said.


Anderson is not currently wanted for any crime, but police do not know where he is living.


In 1977 while employed as a teacher, Anderson took a 16-year-old female student to a motel room, knocked her out with a blow to the head and sexually assaulted her, Janesville police reported.


In 1990, Anderson had sexual intercourse with a 6-year-old female acquaintance.


And in 1997 while on parole, Anderson approached two girls, ages 8 and 10, forced the children into his car and drove for several minutes before releasing the children, police reported.


Anderson is described as white, 5-foot-11, 260 pounds with blue eyes and gray hair. He frequents both Janesville and Beloit areas and has been seen near schools, police said.


While Anderson is free to travel the community, Moore said, anyone observing him should be careful and report any suspicious activity by calling 911.



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