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Rockwell woman charged after not notifying schools of sex offender status

Rowan authorities said a Rockwell woman who was a registered sex offender went to two schools, but didn’t notify the schools of her status.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Leslie Marie Plagens-Eidson, 32, of the 200 block of Grand Oaks Drive, with three counts of felony sex offender on school premises.

School Resource Officer Tommie Cato was alerted on Nov. 26 that a registered sex offender had been on the campuses of both Shive Elementary and Erwin Middle School, a report said.

The report said Plagens-Eidson was a registered sex offender and had previously been given limited permission to be on the grounds of Kannapolis City Schools.

Plagens-Eidson did not let the staff with Rowan-Salisbury School System know she was a registered sex offender, the report said.

She went to Shive Elementary School on Nov. 13 and met with the school’s data manager to enroll her children. The data manager also said Plagens-Eidson did not disclosed her status. Plagens-Eidson went to Erwin Middle on Nov. 17 and again the next day to enroll her child and did not tell anyone she was a registered sex offender.

She was issued a $1,000 secured bond and has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center.

According to the N.C. Sex Offender Registry, Plagens-Eidson was convicted in 1999 of indecent liberties with a minor. The victim in her case was four. The offense occurred in Cabarrus County.


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