Child killer arrested again at library 7 days after release

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A recently released child killer and sex offender has been arrested in Indianapolis.

67-year-old Richard Dobeski was released from prison July 16.

He was arrested Thursday afternoon at Central Library in Indianapolis by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Online court records show a warrant was issued out of LaPorte County for failure to register as a sex offender. However, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that Dobeski will face charges in Marion County.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office released this statement:

After consultation with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, and further review and deliberation, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office determined that this was the appropriate time to arrest Mr. Dobeski.”

Dobeski was sentenced for the murder of two children in the 1960s, then released in 2003. His sentenced was reduced due to good behavior.

According to the The Times of Northwest IndianaDobeski took a bus to Indianapolis after a Gary homeless shelter closed the day before. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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