Convicted Sexually Violent Predator Mark Pliska moves to Valley Center

Pliska recently served jail time for violation

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. - A convicted sexually violent predator who served jail time recently for lying about where he was living has moved into a rural North County community, sheriff's officials reported Friday.

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

When asked if anyone has seen him, resident Brandi Miller said, 'No, since he's moved in, I've only seen him come in and go straight into his trailer."

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.

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

In August 2011, Pliska 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.

"He's not restricted on where he moves," said Lt. James Bolwerk of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. "He can come and go from any city in the county or area in the county. He can move out of the county, move out of the country if he wants."

Campground management tells 10News, Pliska divulged his past when his residency application was granted a few weeks back, but decided not to tell residents until after the sheriff's department showed up Friday morning.     

"Of all places to allow someone to live, I can't think of anything more inappropriate," said Mary Furch, who lives next door to Pliska.

Several residents told 10News that Pliska's living here is now hurting business for the campground and say if Pliska does not pack up his belongings and move out, they will be forced to find another place to live.

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

Deputies say Pliska is current with his sex offender registration and his compliance is being monitored by a county probation officer.

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