A fugitive sexually violent predator violated his parole two weeks before he disappeared, but parole officers decided not to re-arrest him when they had the opportunity.
Just weeks after being paroled from a Colorado prison, Nick Medina, 38, disappeared from his Lakewood motel room after removing his GPS tracking monitor on the morning of June 30.
7NEWS has confirmed that Medina violated his parole on June 17 when parole officers confiscated materials from his Lakewood Lodge room, including his cellphone. The phone contained inappropriate content, sources tell 7NEWS.
According to Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Alison Morgan, it was a first-time offense that did not rise to the level of having Medina's parole revoked.
7NEWS asked why a sexually violent predator would not be arrested on a first parole offense, Morgan replied, "The practice is under review by our Executive Director," referring to new DOC chief Rick Raemisch.
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