Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ben Walcott - Repeat Sex Offender - Used Fake Name to Access Children

A convicted sex offender who worked with young boys at local football camps is scheduled to learn his sentence Tuesday.

Last month Ben Walcott pleaded guilty to violating the terms of the Sex Offender Registry Act.

Prosecutors say he used an alias to get jobs with football camps so he could access children to satisfy a foot fetish.

Walcott faces up to a year in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in Ionia County.

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

"On average most sex offenders are never caught again for a new sex offense, after five years, between 10 and 15 percent of sex offenders are detected, often convicted, of committing a new sex offense. If you follow them for ten years the rates go up somewhat, if you follow them as long as we’ve been able to follow them, which is about 20 years, the rates go up to somewhere between 30 to 40 percent of the total sample will eventually be caught for a new sex offense."
Dr. R. Karl Hansen

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