Sunday, June 21, 2009

Duane A. Bault - Repeat Sex Offender - Probation wouldn't stop him

A Fort Drum man living in Watertown was jailed without bail Thursday on allegations that over a two-year period he raped a girl under age 11, according to documents filed in Watertown City Court.
Duane A. Bault, 40, of 163 Breen Ave., is charged with predatory sexual assault against a child. As defined by state penal law, the charge involves committing first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree aggravated sexual abuse against a child under age 13.
The court file indicates his conduct was upon a child under age 11 and occurred in the city between Aug. 13, 2004, and July 1, 2006.

The charge is an A-II felony, which, with a conviction, carries a possible prison sentence of up to life.
According to the court file, he was on probation in Fort Jackson, S.C., for a similar crime.
He is a first sergeant with the First Brigade, Special Troops Battalion, Fort Drum, according to an Army spokeswoman. When he purchased his Breen Avenue home in November, his legal residence was listed as Fortville, Ind.

Watertown police made the arrest Thursday, but made no disclosure about the case.

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

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