Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shawn MacBarron - Repeat Sex Offender - Charged for Child Pornography

  • Offenses=1 Conviction=OPEN AND GROSS LEWDNESS AND LASCIVIOUS BEHAVIOR Conviction Date=6/25/2002

  • Offenses=1 Conviction=ENTICING A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 16 Conviction Date=11/28/2006

A convicted Level 3 Sex Offender has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Mauretti said Shawn MacBarron, 29, of 207 Rodman St., Apt. 2, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of child pornography after Major Crimes Detective Steven Washington executed a search warrant at MacBarron’s home Friday.

Mauretti said during the search Washington seized a large number of CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes in the apartment and after viewing one DVD found the disc contained over 80 photographs of child pornography.
MacBarron, Mauretti said, was designated as a Level 3 Sex Offender after a conviction in 2002 for open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior. In 2006, MacBarron was also convicted for enticing a child under the age of 16. The Sex Offender Registry defines a Level 3 Sex Offenders as individuals that have a high risk to reoffend and that the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active community notification, Mauretti said. He added the public can go to the Fall River Police Department’s Web site at for information and links to Massachusetts Sex Offender information.
While MacBarron has been arrested, authorities are asking that if anyone has further information about MacBarron’s actions to contact Washington at 508-324-2796, ext. 264.
Detective Captain Daniel S. Racine said the arrest is the result of lengthy work conducted by Washington.

“Detective Washington and a confidential witness have worked tirelessly on this case for many months,” Racine said.

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

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