Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lindell Brunning - Repeat Sex Offender - Receives 36 Years

CLEVELAND OHIO - A convicted sex offender from Cleveland who was found guilty of re-offending after getting out of prison was sentenced to 36 years in prison Tuesday.

Lindell Brunning, 47, was originally convicted of rape in 1983 and sentenced to 10 to 25 years behind bars. He was released in 2008 and registered his address with the sheriff’s office.

But in 2009, prosecutors said he gave the wrong address to the sheriff’s office and was indicted for falsely verifying his address in January 2010.
According to prosecutors, Brunning sexually assaulted a 13-year-boy who lived next door to him in Parma Heights in August 2009.
In April 2010, he pleaded guilty to unlawful conduct with a minor and two counts of sexual battery. During the court hearing, Brunning also pleaded guilty to charges of verification of current address, notice of change of address and tampering with records.

Brunning is now classified as a tier III sexual offender.

"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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