Monday, September 29, 2008

Marvin H. Chandler - Repeat Sex Offender - attempts to rape staff member

A registered sex offender who is a resident at Carlton Manor is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 22 for attempting to rape a staff member at the nursing home.

Marvin H. Chandler, 37, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted rape, a felony of the second degree, and gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony.

On Jan. 28 at Carlton Manor, located at 726 Rawling St., Chandler allegedly made threats just prior to the incident that he was going to rape a female staff member, according to police reports.

Chandler reportedly entered a room, grabbed one of the female staff members and pulled her out of the room.

During the struggle, Chandler and the woman ended up on the floor and Chandler touched her inappropriately, reports said. Other staff members were able to separate the two.

Carlton Manor specializes in treating patients with behavioral problems, including sex offenders.

Chandler is listed as a Tier 2 sex offender. Tier 2 sex offenders must register with the county sheriff for a period of 25 years. Also, they must register any change of residential address, place of employment, or enrollment in a school or institution of higher education.

Chandler is being held in the Oakwood Correctional Facility. He was designated a sex offender after being convicted of gross sexual imposition with a victim under 13 years old.

A day or two before the trial, Fayette County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Beathard will hold a competency hearing for Chandler to see if he is competent to stand trial.

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

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