Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Glenn Canfield - Repeat Sex Offender - Only lasted 5 weeks

Glenn had been in the program only five weeks before his arrest

Police arrested a registered sex offender Saturday afternoon after four girls said he showed them his genitals.

Glenn Canfield, 28, was temporarily out of prison in a community transition program Saturday when the girls said he followed them to the Taco Bell at 18th Street and Minnesota Avenue and exposed himself.

Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said the girls waved down police after a man showed them his genitals outside the restaurant.

They said he had following them on a bicycle for about an hour.

The girls pointed the man out to police, who arrested Canfield for indecent exposure and indecent exposure involving a child.

The community transition program is intended to prepare inmates for life on parole by helping them find work and save money. Department of Corrections statistics show three of every four inmates who go on the program graduate and are placed in the community.

Canfield, who is in prison for attempted second-degree rape, had been in the program only five weeks before his arrest, Parole board director Ed Ligtenberg said.

Canfield had been sentenced to a prison term of 12 years and six months in Lawrence County in 2002.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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