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Repeat sex offender sent back to prison
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A man who exposed himself outside a Turlock hotel and gave a phony name to law enforcement was sentenced to state prison for five years.

Mark D. Rogers, 46, of Modesto, was sentenced to five years in prison after a jury convicted him of one felony count of indecent exposure and one misdemeanor count of false identification to a police officer.

Rogers has a prior conviction for indecent exposure, as well as three prior prison terms, according to the Stanislaus District Attorney’s Office.

Rogers, who is required to register with local law enforcement as a sex offender, was staying at the Holiday Inn in Turlock on Sept. 22, 2009. According to the district attorney’s office, Rogers went for a swim, and then sat himself down on a bench outside the front entrance of the hotel, where he preceded to expose and fondle himself.

Several guests notified hotel management, which then contacted the Turlock Police Department. When contacted by a police officer, Rogers identified himself as Randall Cleary. It was not until his fingerprints were scanned at the jail that it was determined that he was Mark Rogers, a parolee at large.

Rogers scored high on a STATIC-99 test, which was designed to assist in the prediction of sexual and violent recidivism for sexual offenders.

“The results of this instrument indicate Rogers is a moderately high risk of re-offense in our community,” Deputy District Attorney Annette Rees said.

Judge Silveira noted that Rogers knew what his conduct was, and the fact that he chose the front of the hotel at a busy time when people were checking in and guests were coming and going for dinner, which could have included children, made him undeserving of any leniency in the matter.