Thursday, June 24, 2010

Corie Nathaniel Robbins - Repeat Sex Offender - Got Lenient Sentence then Did it again

A Northumberland County judge will likely not be as generous when a convicted sex offender stands before him again, this time for resentencing on sex charges dating to 2007.
It was in 2008 when Judge Charles H. Saylor first sentenced Corie Nathaniel Robbins, then 18, on charges of indecent exposure and trying to lure a child into a motor vehicle for exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl as he tried to get her into his car near Sunbury's St. Monica School.
Robbins' age and the fact that he had no prior convictions led to Saylor's sentence of nine to 23 1/2 months in the Northumberland County Prison, followed by a consecutive five years of probation and treatment in a sex offender program.

Saylor said Wednesday that Robbins' resentencing could lead to nearly 5 years in state prison. It would be up to the judges involved whether that term would run concurrent or consecutive to Robbins' potential sentence in Union County.

"When somebody re-offends after being given a certain opportunity, they're not going to get the same opportunity again," Saylor said. "At some point, we make a determination that there isn't too much that can be done anymore at the county level."
Robbins was released from prison in April 2008 after serving the minimum nine months of his sentence, and last week, he allegedly committed a crime in Union County that officials said is similar to the one he admitted to in Northumberland County. Robbins stands accused of attempting to lure a 9-year-old girl into the men's bathroom at the Wal-Mart store, north of Lewisburg in Kelly Township, with a promise of $5.
The girl ran away, and Robbins now faces felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor and criminal contempt to interfere with the custody of children and misdemeanor counts of criminal attempt to commit indecent assault and criminal attempt to commit indecent exposure.

Saylor said he recognized Robbins, now 21, when he saw his picture on the front page of The Daily Item on Wednesday.
"My reaction was disappointment," Saylor said. "We're always hopeful when we require that someone receive treatment that the treatment is successful and they do not re-offend. We hope to give an individual that opportunity to not engage in that behavior anymore."
Robbins' next court appearance is set for July 1 in front of District Judge Leo S. Armbruster, Lewisburg.

"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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