Monday, June 21, 2010

Daniel D. Crombleholme - Repeat Sex Offender - Raped Wife of Sex Offender

A Blountville judge on Monday ordered a psychological evaluation for a convicted sex offender accused of raping a fellow sex offender's wife while sharing their Bristol home.

According to court records, Bristol police allege Marc Brouillette, 32, 967 Barker St., Bristol, Tenn., willingly opened his home - which included a child - to convicted child sex offender Daniel D. Crombleholme, 32, even though he knew Crombleholme wasn’t supposed to be living in a residence with a minor.

On Dec. 10, 2009, Brouillette’s wife reported to police that Crombleholme raped her while her husband was at work.

She said she was screaming and trying to fight Crombleholme off, but he told her he had a knife in his pocket and that he would hurt her child when the child got home from school if she didn’t quiet down.

At some point, Crombleholme allegedly stopped the attack because he “knew he was going to jail” and “called the victim’s husband” and told him what had happened.

Crombleholme was subsequently indicted on aggravated rape and a violation of the sex offender registry act.

In addition to announcing a motion for Crombleholme to be evaluated, his court-appointed defense attorney, Ricky Curtis, also asked the judge to sever Crombleholmes charges into two separate cases.

According to prosecuting attorney William Harper, the judge agreed to sever the two charges because the offenses were unrelated.

For allowing Crombleholme to live with his family, Brouillette has been indicted on a charge of facilitation of a violation of the sex offender registry. He has also been indicted for a separate violation alleging he failed to report an employment change in a timely manner.


The alleged violation was discovered when police learned where he was working when his wife’s alleged rape was reported on Dec. 10, 2009. He had been working at a gas station in Bristol since September 2009 and hadn’t reported the change to police.

Court records describe Crombleholme and Brouillette as friends who had been convicted of their respective sex offenses in Massachusetts. Brouillette reportedly moved to Bristol in March 2008, and Crombleholme reported having moved into Brouillette’s home in August 2009.

Brouillette's case is next in court on July 1.

"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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