Level three sex offender who trespassed at nursery school released without bail

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NEW WINDSOR – A Newburgh man who is classified as a level three sex offender – the most dangerous level – was arrested on Wednesday after he approached two nursery school employees and two children on the grounds of the school in New Windsor.

Town Police charged Mark Edward Nelson, 61, with criminal trespass. He was released without bail due to the bail reform laws that prevent him from being remanded to jail.

Police said Nelson approached the women and children as they exited through a side door adjacent to the playground in a darkened area.

Mark Nelson

He attempted to make contact with them while on the playground school property, but they got into their vehicle, left the area and called the police, who later picked up Nelson.

Further investigation by New Windsor Police determined Nelson was a convicted sex offender.