Deputies warn community about sex offender

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. — A registered sex offender who served jail time recently for lying about where he was living has moved into a rural North County community, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

Mark William Pliska, 58, informed authorities on Feb. 6 that he was living in a mobile home at 15236 Woods Valley Road in Valley Center.

Pliska, who was convicted of sexually assaulting teenage boys in 1983 and arrested again in 1998 for exposing himself to children, was released from Atascadero State Hospital in 2006. He is not wanted for any crimes and is free to reside and go anywhere without electronic monitoring, though he must inform local law enforcement where he lives.

This morning, deputies went door-to-door in Valley Center — where 15 other sex offenders also live — within a half-mile radius of Pliska’s trailer to inform residents that he had moved into the area.

In August 2011, Pliska, then classified as a sexually violent predator, was arrested for living in an Escondido motel for several months while registered as a transient in Vista and San Marcos. He was sentenced to one year in jail and three years’ probation.

Sex offenders are required to report their current place of residence to the proper authorities regularly.