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Jen Silverman laments the fact that a man who is convicted of sexually abusing three of her children has been allowed to return to his West Fargo home neighboring hers. His garage abuts the yard housing her children's play equipment. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

The sex offender next door: West Fargo mom upset man convicted of abusing her children lives nearby

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WEST FARGO - In the backyard, barely 10 feet separates the two homes.

At 102 F St. are Jen Silverman and her seven kids, three of whom testified in a Cass County trial in late May that found Ned D. VanDyke guilty of sexually abusing them.


At 107 E St. is VanDyke, despite a court order that bars the convicted child molester from being within 300 yards of his victims.

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