Monday, May 26, 2008

Melvin Ostrander Jr - Repeat Sex Offender

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

A registered sex offender has been charged with fondling a young Baker County teenager after the victim’s mother notified police. According to reports, the mother only learned of the assault after questioning her daughter about her recent unusual behavior. She would hide when Ostrander, a family friend, would visit.

Melvin Ostrander Jr.

Melvin Ostrander Jr., 27, of Sanderson, was arrested Friday and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation.

The victim said the first incident happened in January and similar attacks had occurred since then. She told investigators she was afraid to tell anyone because she was afraid of Ostrander who had threatened to hurt her if she reported him.

Ostrander is a registered sex offender. He was found guilty of criminal sexual conduct in Michigan in May 2001. The Michigan case also involved a teenager.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
..........Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

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