Thursday, June 24, 2010

John E. Scott - Repeat Sex Offender - CHILD PREDATOR

A city man who is a registered sex offender and who spent 25 years in prison for raping a boy is in trouble again for reportedly committing another sex crime involving a teenage boy.

John E. Scott, 44, of Millet Avenue, appeared Tuesday before Judge Robert A. Douglas of Youngstown Municipal Court for arraignment on a felony charge of importuning.

There are three sections of the importuning law. According to police reports, Scott is charged with soliciting a person of the same sex to engage in sexual activity.

Scott did not enter a plea to the felony charge and asked the court to supply a court-funded attorney to represent him in the matter. Judge Douglas set bond at $70,000. Scott is in Mahoning County jail.

According to police reports, Scott became the subject of a police investigation after a 13-year-old West Side boy told a friend’s parents that Scott had exposed himself to the boy.

The boy told police he first became aware of Scott two weeks ago while playing basketball with a friend with no shirt on. The boy said he noticed Scott staring in their direction as they played the game.

According to police, the boy said Scott eventually walked over and offered him $1, then asked if the boy would return to his house later that evening. The boy told police he did not go to Scott’s house that evening, but was approached by Scott a few days ago when visiting the same friend.

The boy said Scott gave him another $1 and asked the youngster to come to the back of his home saying, “Take your shirt off, and show me your body.”

The boy told police Scott eventually lured him to the rear of the house, lifted his own shorts and exposed his genitals. The boy then told an adult, who in turn contacted police.

According to reports, Scott was released from prison last year after serving 25 years in prison for the rape of a 7-year-old boy. The report says he was arrested on the crime in 1984 in Cleveland.

The Mahoning County sheriff’s office website lists Scott as a sex offender living at the Millet Avenue address. His picture is displayed along with the details of six other sexual offenders living in a half-mile radius of the Millet Avenue address.

"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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