Sex offender violates probation by visiting Irvine park

Irvine police arrested a registered sex offender last week who had gone to Citrus Glen Park to play tennis, officers said.

Jean Pierre Nguyen, 51, of Garden Grove was arrested for violating a July 2011 Irvine law that prohibits certain sex offenders from visiting city parks or recreational facilities, according to the Irvine Police Department.

Nguyen was on probation after a conviction earlier this year for indecent exposure in Garden Grove, police said.

The Orange County Probation Department contacted Irvine police believing Nguyen was at the park on Thursday. Police said Irvine detectives saw Nguyen park his car and walk to the tennis courts.

Nguyen received a misdemeanor conviction in 1996 for child annoyance in Cypress, police said.

Nguyen was booked into Orange County Jail for violating the terms of his probation, police said.

— Lauren Williams

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