Friday, November 6, 2009

Eric Campbell - Repeat Sex Offender - Repeat Internet Predator

A Columbus man is sitting in the Fairborn jail accused of trying to meet a teenage girl for sex.

News Center 7 has learned that the man has been in trouble with the law before. In fact, police said Eric Campbell, 32, is a registered sex offender.

Det. Lee Cyr was posing as a 15-year-old girl while chatting with the suspect on the internet Thursday. "I told him I was off school, just woke up and was going back to bed. He asked if he could join me."

Cyr said the man solicited sex and then took things a step further. "He also sent nude photographs of himself and arranged to meet in Fairborn for sexual activity," he.

Officers arrested the man Thursday night when he arrived in Fairborn.
After his arrest, detectives discovered that Campbell was already a registered sex offender. He was convicted of sexual battery on a teenage girl back in 1997.

"His prior conviction was against a girl about the same age as my character. Some of the images on his computer are in the same age group. It contributes to a pattern," said Cyr.
Campbell was charged Friday with importuning and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Next, a Greene County Grand Jury will hear evidence in the case.

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

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