Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sean Garrison - Repeat Sex Offender - Sexting young girls

Convicted sex offender Sean Garrison was arrested Tuesday morning at the community corrections facility he was living at after authorities discovered he was "sexting" with girls as young as 14.

Garrison is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail.

"Sexting" is texting sexually explicit information and pictures using cell phones.

Early Tuesday, investigators with the Jefferson County District Attorney's office received a tip Garrison had obtained a cell phone and was using it to communicate with young girls. He kept the phone at his place of work.

Investigators put Garrison on a facility hold at his community corrections home while they obtained his phone. On the phone they found sexually explicit photographs and texts from girls on the phone. He was taken into custody at 10 a.m.

Garrison was placed into community corrections after he violated the terms of his probation from his original sentence on July 6, 2006 of 20 years to life on Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation. According to court paperwork, Garrison was sent to community corrections after failing to maintain a permanent residence or job, failing to submit to drug testing and failing to complete sex offender treatment sessions.
He was supposed to meet those requirements as part of his conviction to sexual exploitation of a child. In that case investigators caught Garrison trying to meet who he thought was an under-aged girl he had met online. They also found child pornography on his computer.
Garrison is being held on charges he once again violated the terms of his probation. He is not allowed to have contact with children under the age of 18 nor have a cell phone or computer.

Authorities believe Garrison met girls most recently on the social networking site MocoSpace. The sight is known for social networking on cell phones.
On Garrison's MocoSpace page he goes by the name "captnjack" and describes himself as 17. Garrison has 165 friends on the page that was created on July 29, 2009, and all but two of those friends are young women.
Garrison's last posting was on the same day he was arrested.

One of the girls listed as a friend of Garrison's claims to be 14. Another girl has an icon picture of two roses next to her name that says "going steady," says she is 16 and from Colorado.

Authorities with the Jefferson County District Attorney's office say they cannot comment on the ongoing investigation.

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

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