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Convicted Sex Offender Mistakenly Released Misses Court Appearance

Posted January 31, 2006 12:36 p.m. EST

— An accused sex offender who was mistakenly released from prison failed to appear in court Monday morning as a result of another mistake.

Devan Black is accused of molesting two children he met while leading a church youth group in Dunn.

Black was released from prison three months early because of a paperwork mix-up. A judge however wants Black to finish his sentence.

Police in Vermont, where Black now lives, never served him with the court summons.

Black's new court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday.