Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mitchell Yasuk - Repeat Sex Offender - Repeat Baby Raper

He had gained access to his child victims through his coworkers and friends.

The trial of a convicted sex offender facing new charges ended the same day it started, when the accused decided to plead guilty once he heard a prosecutor argue for permission to submit testimony from people who say they were victimized by him.

Mitchell Yasuk, 60, of Lavallette, was charged in September with luring, lewdness and child endangerment. He was accused of luring a 4-year-old boy into his apartment in July 2008 while the naked Yasuk held the child's captured puppy on his lap.

Yasuk pleaded guilty Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson to one count of luring and one count of attempted child endangerment. The plea agreement calls for him to spend six years in prison, with five years of parole ineligibility.
Yasuk is a registered sex offender convicted in 1990 of child endangerment charges from 1989, according to the state's Sex Offender Internet Registry. The Web site says he had gained access to his child victims through his coworkers and friends.
Assistant Ocean County prosecutor Laura Pierro presented her motions Tuesday morning, and shortly after court adjourned she was contacted by Deputy Assistant Ocean County Public Defender Philip Pagano, who said his client chose to plead guilty instead of continuing with the trial, she said.

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

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