Saturday, June 12, 2010

Robert J. Patterson - Repeat Sex Offender - Lured Two young boys

A Tier III sex offender was arrested Friday for reportedly trying to lure two boys into his apartment.

Robert J. Patterson, 58, of 362 Jennings Ave., Apt. F, was arrested on a charge of criminal child enticement. Police said he offered two boys, ages 12 and 11, money to do housework.

Patterson's previous crimes include attempted rape and attempted kidnapping, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Office website. Mansfield police Sgt. Ken Carroll said Patterson committed those offenses in Putnam County in northwestern Ohio. As a Tier III sex offender, he must register with the county sheriff wherever he lives every 90 days for the rest of his life.

The boys identified Patterson from a picture on the sex offender link of the sheriff's office website. According to the police report, Patterson also offered other children money to do housework.

"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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