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FOX 26 News discovers disturbing data into dangerous sex offender's release

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Finding reasons why 58-year-old John Michael Enard should have never been paroled from prison are easy.

"This guy's got a rap sheet a mile long," said crime victims advocate Andy Kahan. "He's a disaster waiting to happen."

Every other time Enard was released from prison he committed more crimes.

In fact he was suppose to be in prison until 2062 for kidnappings and rapes.

But after serving less than a third of his sentence Enard was paroled this past December.

"It was really quite disturbing when we found out that this particular case, he was actually voted out by the parole board by a 5 to 2 vote," Kahan said.

According to a parole board spokesman Enard was granted parole in 2010 if he completed an 18-month rehabilitation program for sex offenders while still in prison.

Here's the most shocking part.

On July 3rd 2012, months before he's paroled Enard is civilly committed.

Civil commitment is a rare move the state usually takes when they have to set a violent sex offender free. It's the only way the state can keep tabs on sex offenders and killers who served all their time.

"It defies logic to release a high risk sex offender whom everyone has basically stated has a high propensity to re-offend again," said Kahan.

But that's exactly what the parole board did.

A parole spokesman admits on July 12th last year board members learned of Enard's civil commitment but voted to parole him anyway in December.

"In this particular case you knew this person was a high risk likely to re-offend again had only served one third of his sentence for committing multiple sexual assaults, kidnapping and other felonies," Kahan said. "Yet you chose to release him back to the community."

In a prepared statement the parole board told Fox 26 Investigates, "Enard's release also included special conditions including super intensive supervision the highest level of parole monitoring."

But obviously that "highest level of parole monitoring" wasn't worth a darn.

About 2 weeks ago Enard took off his ankle monitor, jumped the fence at a halfway house and hasn't been seen since.

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