Tony L. Ingram Repeat Sex Offender

Sarah Tofte of the Human Rights Watch says 25% of all sex offenders
re-offend within 15 years

A paroled sex offender is back in jail after allegedly exposing himself at an Evansville boat ramp, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.

Tony L. Ingram, 26, is being held without bond pending an initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday morning.

According to the affidavit, a woman who was walking her dog saw a man, later identified as Ingram, performing a sexual act on himself Sunday afternoon at the Pigeon Creek boat ramp, 2899 Heidelbach Ave.

The victim told police Ingram stared at her and confronted her before fleeing on foot on a nearby trail.

Authorities located him a short time later, although the affidavit said he initially told them his name was Robby Adams. He reportedly had a social security card in that name.

Officers pulled up a photo of Adams on their in-car computer, however, and determined that Ingram was lying. He was then arrested.

Police reportedly recovered a number of items from a search of Ingram’s person, including weapons, drugs and other paraphernalia. According to the affidavit, they found a large fixed blade knife, a set of brass knuckles, a wooden box filled with apparent marijuana, a metal pipe with a burnt residue, a 10-pack of needles, an electronic high-pitch dog whistle, two pairs of women’s panties, two condoms and a camouflage face mask.

Ingram later admitted lying about his name, telling police “he was scared and didn’t want to be in trouble,” the affidavit said. He reportedly told authorities he wasn’t doing anything when the woman passed, although he said she may have seen him urinating on the walkway.

Ingram was convicted of sexual misconduct with a minor in 2005 for an incident involving a 16-year-old in Gibson County.

He is on parole – but had stopped reporting – for that crime as well as for failing to register as a sex offender, said Bob Hays, assistant supervisor for the Evansville parole district.

His parole was set to expire August of this year, but Hays said Ingram’s delinquency in reporting and the latest allegations could change that. No determination on the latter will me made, however, until the case is adjudicated, Hays said.

If convicted, the parole violation alone could send Ingram back to prison, Hays said.

Ingram is facing preliminary charges of false informing, public nudity with intent to be seen, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

Published in: on February 18, 2008 at 8:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

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