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Convicted sex offender jailed again, called imminent danger

By Stephen Betts | Aug 04, 2020
Photo by: Knox County Jail Robert McIntyre

A 63-year-old Cushing man who served time in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman at knife point and was convicted earlier of sexually assaulting a child, is back in jail after admitting to soliciting young girls for sex.

Robert A. McIntyre was arrested July 30 and taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland for violating terms of his probation. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance on the probation violation Aug. 5 in the Knox County court.

Papers filed in the Knox County court state that McIntyre told a polygraph examiner that he approached female minors on multiple occasions to solicit sex. He also told the examiner that he was having fantasies of abducting the girls.

"After conferring with my clinical supervisor and noting the parallels between the recently reported behavior and Mr. McIntyre's offense, we have determined that he represents an imminent danger to others at this time and we cannot offer any reassurance about his ability to be safely managed in the community," a July 30 letter from McIntyre's counselor to his probation officer stated.

His probation officer, Jennifer Mitkus, filed a motion asking the court to revoke McIntyre's probation. She noted that contact with the young girls violated his probation as did his being suspended from a sex offender treatment program.

McIntyre was released from prison March 6 after serving three years for violating his probation in 2017 for having daily contact with a 12-year-old girl and contact with another young girl and boy.

McIntyre was convicted in 2000 in Knox County Superior Court of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in July 1999. In that case, he hid in the back of the victim's car as she visited her father’s grave. When she got back in her vehicle, he put a knife to her throat and forced her to drive to a field, where he sexually assaulted her.

Justice Stephen Perkins sentenced McIntyre to 20 years in prison with all but 10 years suspended. He was also ordered to be on probation for six years upon his release from prison.

McIntyre was on probation at the time of the 1999 attack for sexually assaulting a child in 1994. In that case, he was given a suspended jail term because the court ruled that McIntyre was mentally disturbed.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: Deborah L King | Aug 05, 2020 08:42

SOB, these perverts cannot be fixed!

Posted by: Lisa Diane Archer | Aug 04, 2020 20:23

Disturbing... Deviants can not be rehabilitated..Throw away the key

Posted by: Debra J Barter | Aug 04, 2020 15:01

Some people can't be fixed.


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