David Flavell – Repeat Sex Offender

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


A Level 3 sex offender is scheduled to be in court today, charged with entering a women�s bathroom at a Braintree bookstore where he allegedly peered underneath a wall, startling a woman inside, Braintree police said today.

David Flavell, 38, was arrested Tuesday night in Brockton after two witnesses positively identified him from surveillance video and a photo array as the man who entered the bathroom at the Borders bookstore on Grossman Drive on Jan. 29, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.

Flavell is to be arraigned today in Quincy District Court on two misdemeanor changes of annoying and accosting a person sexually and disorderly conduct. Jenkins said in the statement that Flavell allegedly entered the women’s room in the store and then stuck his head underneath the wall separating two stalls, startling a 36-year-old Holbrook woman.

Although the two charges against Flavell are misdemeanors and not very serious offenses in the scheme of things, we consider his actions extremely serious and Flavell a very dangerous individual, Jenkins said in his statement.

Using store surveillance video, Braintree Detective Brendan McLaughlin thought he recognized the suspect as the man he had investigated in 2006 for making obscene phone calls to Connecticut’s child protection agency from pay phones in the same general neighborhood as the bookstore.

The Holbrook woman and a second witness then picked out Flavell, and he was arrested in a Brockton donut shop, Jenkins said. The second witness had viewed surveillance video on the Mass Most Wanted website, police said.

Flavell has a prior conviction of assault with intent to rape and three counts of open and gross lewdness, according to his posting at the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board. He is also known as David L. Flavell, David M. Flavell and is identified by Braintree police as David C. Flavell.

He is listed as being homeless. Police said that when he was arrested Flavell was carrying the same backpack he had with him in the store. In it, they found three pairs of work gloves, a black ski mask, and a roll of duct tape

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