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By James Williams | Staff Editor

By James Williams | Staff Editor

A flier found on campus by a member of the Viewpoints staff April 1 revealed that Doug Figueroa, president of Associated Students of Riverside City College, is a registered sex offender.

Figueroa, 40, was convicted of kidnapping a child under the age of 14 years old “with intent to commit lewd or lascivious acts.”

Figueroa, who was elected as president of Associated Student of RCC during the 2012 spring semester, had informed college administration about his past.

“He told us about this before he was elected to office,” RCC President Cynthia Azari said.

Prior to being elected, Ed Bush, RCC vice president of Student Services, talked with Figueroa to ensure that he would comply with the terms of his probation, according to Azari.

“I also talked with (Figueroa) and there are certain events he cannot attend, like Halloween…

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James H. Williams

James H. Williams is a journalist and digital sports producer that works for the Southern California News Group. He served as the Editor-In-Chief of his college newspaper in Riverside, Calif.

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