Convicted killer no longer in LaPorte County


The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office says the man convicted of killing two children and of child molesting has left the area.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Richard Dobeski boarded a bus at 8 a.m. Tuesday at 4th and Broadway in Gary, which was set to arrive in Marion County around noon Tuesday.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is in touch with Marion County authorities.

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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