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Sex offender notification meeting is set for Wednesday (tonight)

Meyer Middle School auditorium will be the site for a meeting about a 26-year-old sex offender just released from state prison who is moving into a house in the town of Clifton.

The sex offender notification meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. Anyone may attend and ask questions.

Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove will moderate. District Attorney John O'Boyle will also be there, as will representatives from the state Department of Corrections.

Daniel Sparr, convicted of a felony second degree sexual assault of a child, is expected to live with his parents at W11302 840th Ave., west of County Road F, according to Hove.

O'Boyle said this is the second time Sparr's been out of prison. In August 2007 he violated terms of his extended supervision and was sent back.

O'Boyle said because of that and Sparr's criminal past, including as a juvenile, the public should be wary.

He urged people who attend the notification meeting Wednesday night to ask tough questions of state officials who are obligated to keep track of Sparr.

"What will be the level of his supervision this time?" said O'Boyle, as reported in the May 14 print edition of the River Falls Journal. "How closely will you watch this guy? Will they use GPS monitoring. Did he go through treatment programs in prison and how did he do?

"Can people have faith and confidence that (Sparr) won't be at risk to do this kind of thing again? That's what this meeting's about."

Hove encouraged concerned citizens to call her office either before or after the meeting if they have questions about Sparr's release and monitoring. The sheriff department's number is 273-5051.