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  Sex offender is running for mayor in Dallas suburb
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Last EditedRBH  Mar 22, 2008 02:12am
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MediaNewspaper - Houston Chronicle
News DateSaturday, March 22, 2008 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA registered sex offender arrested in a police sting for trying to arrange sex with a 15-year-old girl on the Internet is running for mayor of this small town.

James Brian Sliter, 42, said he's sorry and needs to prove he can be an asset to his suburban Dallas community. The incident occurred in 2004, when Sliter went to a home where police, and not a teenager, waited for him.

"People need to realize that people make mistakes, and they need to look past those mistakes and forgive and move on," Sliter told Dallas television station KTVT. "I'm not asking anybody to condone what I did."

No one answered the door at his home Friday afternoon. A note taped to the door said he would speak with reporters Friday night.

Sliter was charged with attempting to commit sexual assault of a child and placed on 10 years probation, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

He is eligible to run for office because he was never convicted, instead receiving deferred adjudication.
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