Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thomas Allen Gay - Repeat Sex Offender - highly dangerous sexual deviant

The district attorney for the New Mexico 13th Judicial District said Friday that he hopes a man with a 30 year history of sex crimes learns his lesson after being sent to prison.

Thomas Allen Gay, 52, was sentenced to nine months in prison and two years of probation for violating his probation. He hadn't been out of jail for even a month before the violation.

Gay's parole officer said he discovered Gay in a possession of a picture of "two children tied-up and gagged."
The officer also reported that Gay admitted to using the picture "for the sole purpose of sexual stimulation."
The discovery was made on April 6 during an unexpected, but required visit under Gay's probation and parole contract. He'd been released from jail in March.
District Attorney Lemuel Martinez said prison is the best place for Gay.

"After these multiple violations, yes," Martinez said.

News 13 found that staff at an out-of-state mental health treatment facility described Gay as far too dangerous, and so he moved to Rio Rancho where he was able to get help for what mental experts said was his highly dangerous sexual deviancy.
Not long after Gay's move to Rio Rancho, he failed to register as a sex offender. Then a 6-year-old girl accused him of rape.

"But the mother refused to allow the child to testify in that case," Martinez said.
Without testimony, Martinez's office was forced to take a plea of a lesser charge: attempted criminal sexual contact of a minor.

A judge gave Gay three years probation and ordered him to wear a monitoring device.

Then last spring Gay removed the device and authorities found him far from home in Gallup.

He went to jail, but then this past March he was released.

It wasn't the sentence Martinez said he wanted to see.

"It was a tough case," Martinez said at the time.

It was nearly four weeks after Gay's March release that a parole officer made the visit to Gay home.

Gay must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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

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