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Sex Offender who previously escaped Beje Clark sent back to facility

This news story was published on January 22, 2013.
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MASON CITY – Convicted sex offender Derek Dean Nibarger, age 24, who was charged with escaping Beje Clark in July 2010 was paroled from Iowa’s Oakdale Mens Prison on Thursday, January 17th. The Iowa Department of Corrections has returned him to Beje Clark to serve an undisclosed amount of time.

In 2009 Derek Nibarger, then age 21, was arrested following an investigation by the Hampton Police Department. Originally Nibarger was charged with one class C felony count of 709.8(1) Lascivious Acts With a Child – Fondle or Touch and faced up to 10 years in prison. The child he molested is listed as 0 -13 years of age at the time.

Before a trial Franklin County Attorney Daniel F. Wiechmann Jr offered Nibarger a plea bargain deal to a lessor aggravated misdemeanor count of 709.12 Indecent Contact With a Child to which Nibarger excepted and pled guilty. At sentencing District Court Judge Stephen P. Carroll approved a motion by the Franklin County Attorney to reduce the charge as part of the plea bargain agreement.

Judge Carroll then sentenced Nibarger to a suspended 2 year prison sentence, instead ordering Nibarger to serve 180 days or until max benefits are achieved at Beje Clark. In addition Judge Carrol ordered Nibarger to electronic monitoring and to apologize to the family of the victim.

On July 17th, 2010 Beje Clark made a report to Mason City police department they could not locate Nibarger after he left the facilty. Nibarger was located and arrested by law enforcement a short time later.

For the escape from Beje Clark Nibarger pled guilty to a serious misdemeanor count of 719.4(3) Voluntary Absence (Escape) and received a time served sentence of 7 days in jail from Senior Judge Gerald W. Magee.

Following the escape conviction The Iowa Department of Corrects then applied to have Nibarger’s probation revoked on the lascivious acts with a child conviction. At the probation revocation hearing on August 17th, 2010 District Associate Judge Peter B. Newell imposed the original sentence earlier suspended by Judge Carroll giving Niebarger credit for 445 days previously served between county jail and Beje Clark.

Nibarger was later paroled, but was jailed again on a parole violation on March 23rd, 2011. His parole was revoked for the violation and he was set back to prison on April 4th, 2011 were he had remained until he was released back to Beje Clark last Thursday. According to the Iowa Department of Corrects his community based corrects is not set to expire until April 5th, 2015.


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7 Responses to Sex Offender who previously escaped Beje Clark sent back to facility

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    derek nibarger Reply Report comment

    February 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    U can saya what u want that dont bother me one bit but if u don’t know the hole story shut the f yo

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    We need a jail bait tax in Iowa to build a facility for these people!

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    Iowa Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I thought this type of offender was not to be at Clark Center. Look at what was said years ago when it opened.

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    Bobby G Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2013 at 11:04 am

    People like this should not be at Beje unless they have some kind of guards. And a 20 foot fence with bobwire around the place. And the way its going a look out tour as well. I didn’t think it was a motel for sex offenders.

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    Joey Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2013 at 9:08 am

    He has only been caught for one child and only escaped Beje once,
    Let’s release him early.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2013 at 8:43 am

    @just-aw, he was just misunderstood and has been rehabilitated. We will give him some good drugs (at your expense) and he will be fine until he falls off the drugs and steals a gun and kills someone. What a P.O.S.

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    Just me Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Hell is to good for him. Wow let him out and how many other children are going to be hurt by this sick person!!! These people they need to get a rope and use it as a very nice tight necktie and if you think I am to harsh think about it happening to one of your own or yourself!!!!!!! It has been proven over and over again these people can not change!!!!!!