Friday, October 3, 2008

Martin Monroe Kemmeries - Repeat Sex Offender - Shoppers BEWARE

A registered sex offender has been arrested for allegedly taking an obscene picture at a Morgan Hill store with an unsuspecting woman in the background, police said today.

Martin Monroe Kemmeries, 29, of Gilroy, still had a GPS sex-offender tracking device attached to his body when he accosted a female shopper at the TJ Maxx store at the Vineyard Town Center, said Morgan Hill police Cmdr. David Swing.

Kemmeries approached her in the women's section of the store about 6 p.m. Tuesday and stood next to her, Swing said.

The woman felt uncomfortable that he was so close to her and turned around. She discovered that he was holding his genitals and appeared to be taking a picture of her and his genitals with his camera phone, police said.

The suspect fled as the woman notified store personnel.

American Medical Response paramedics who were in the area saw Kemmeries running and called police, Swing said. Officers set up a perimeter and were told by witnesses that the suspect was hiding in a 24-Hour Fitness gym.

He was arrested without incident.

Kemmeries has two prior felony convictions for exposing himself and was on parole for one of those violations, authorities said. His parole was revoked, and he was booked at Santa Clara County Jail on a felony of indecent exposure and a parole violation.

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

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