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Convicted killer from LaPorte arrested in Marion County

Just two days after deputies from Lake County announced convicted killer and child molester Richard Dobeski had left northern Indiana, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced Dobeski was arrested.

Dobeski was arrested at the Central Library in Indianapolis Thursday afternoon.

Dobeski was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

History of the case

The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office and the Long Beach Police Department alerted residents on July 17 that Dobeski had been released from prison and had been dropped off by a bus in LaPorte County.

In 1964, Dobeski was convicted of killing 3-year-old Cary Johnston and 6-year-old Shaun Johnston, a brother and sister.

Dobeski was released from prison in September 2003.

In 2007, Dobeski was charged with child molesting and possession of child pornography.

April 15, 2008 a jury found Dobeski guilty of child molestation and he was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

In June 2008, Dobeski was found guilty of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 3 years in prison to run consecutively to the child molestation charge.

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