July 25, 2005

Sex predators, offenders register in Washington County

News and Sentinel

Staff Report

MARIETTA - In the last four weeks, two individuals adjudicated as sexual predators and four individuals adjudicated as sexually-oriented offenders registered their whereabouts with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

A sexual predator is an adult, or juvenile age 14 or older, who a judge has determined is likely to engage in future sexually oriented offenses and must register as such until death, officials said. A sexually oriented offender is an adult, or juvenile age 14 or older, who has been found guilty of or pleaded to committing a sexually oriented offense, but who has not been designated as a sexual predator or habitual sex offender. They must register for life or 10 years unless a judge removes this classification for juvenile offenders. ...
One of the offenders, Anthony Jablonowski, was a priest at St. Anthony Catholic Church, part of the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and later was a priest with the Diocese of Steubenville. He was transferred in 1991 to start a new religious order called the Carmelite Missionaries of Mary Immaculate in Waterford, Ohio.

Jablonowski agreed to a deal in April 2004 whereby charges of felonious restraint and third-degree sexual assault would not be filed in exchange for a no contest plea to taking indecent liberties with a teenager. He was later sentenced to 15 months to seven years in prison.

Posted by kshaw at July 25, 2005 07:37 AM