Friday, June 18, 2010

Roy Faux - Repeat Sex Offender - Internet Predator

A Springfield man was in court Tuesday facing child enticement charges -- his third such charge since 2005.

Roy Faux, 37, is a registered sex offender in Springfield, but Greene County authorities said that didn't stop him from contacting multiple young girls on Facebook looking for a "girlfriend."
A detective with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force got involved in the case after a tip was submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline.

A parent of one of the girls submitted the tip after she learned that Faux had asked her daughter to be his girlfriend via the chat feature of the website. The mother told officers Faux had contacted three of her daughter's Facebook friends, one of whom he had text-messaged after finding her phone number on her Facebook page.

Officers got permission to use the second girl's phone. On June 9, Faux and the undercover detective talked most of the day, court documents said.

Authorities said Faux repeatedly asked to meet a person he thought was the girl, even after being reminded that the girl was 14. He sent naked photos of himself and asked for some of the girl, authorities said.

He also allegedly asked the 14-year-old to marry him and called her his girlfriend.

Faux set up a meeting June 10 at Cox North. According to court documents, he warned that "he was really only 17 years old and to not be scared just because he would have gray hair in his beard."

He was arrested there.

Faux's next court hearing will be July 21. He faces similar charges in Polk County.

Faux pleaded guilty in 2005 to child enticement charges in the Kansas City area. He was sentenced to five years' probation with suspended execution of a sentence of two years in prison. According to a news release from the Greene County Sheriff's Office, his probation has been revoked.

"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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