A registered sex offender living in San Luis Obispo was arrested Tuesday for allegedly violating his parole, the same day he was reported walking in front of a local elementary school.
Robert Anthony Menendez, 35, is not being charged with any crime at or near the school, but was found to have failed to appear at a scheduled parole hearing on Monday, San Luis Obispo police said in a news release.
At about 8 a.m. Tuesday, Menendez was allegedly walking near Sinsheimer Elementary School and was described as suspicious by a witness who called police after identifying Menendez on the Megan’s Law website. The witness last spotted Menendez in the area of Augusta Street and Laurel Lane a few blocks from the school, police said.
Police found Menendez on Tuesday afternoon at his apartment on the 1100 block of Laurel Lane and arrested him.
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According to the Megan's Law website, Menendez has been convicted of rape by force and sodomy on a person 14 or younger.
On Wednesday, Menendez remained on a parole hold at San Luis Obispo County Jail.