Friday, July 11, 2008

Taharber Ross - Repeat Sex Offender

Conviction date: 7/24/1997
Victim Age: 05

A convicted sex offender was charged Friday with sexually assaulting two Kansas City children in 2003.

Jackson County prosecutors charged Taharber Ross, 29, with first-degree statutory rape and three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy.

The children are brother and sister, now ages 13 and 10. Ross was an acquaintance of a relative, according to court documents.

The boy reported the alleged assaults in 2003, but no charges were filed. The investigation was re-instituted last year when his sister reported that she had also been abused in 2003.

According to court documents, the girl tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease in 2003.

Ross is a registered sex offender. He was convicted of indecency with a child in Texas in 1997, according to the Missouri sex offender registry Web site.

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

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