Andrew Scot Coslett – Repeat Sex Offender on MySpace

The mother of a 12-year-old girl researched a Longmont man who contacted the girl on My-Space and discovered he is a sex offender who failed to register, according to police.

Longmont Police Cmdr. Tim Lewis said on Wednesday that officers arrested Andrew Scot Coslett, 30, on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender and are investigating his online conduct with the girl.

Lewis stopped short of calling the online conversations between Coslett and the girl “sexual.”

“We don’t like the context of them,” Lewis said. “They were of an inappropriate nature.”

Lewis said Coslett knew the girl and sought her out on the social-networking site. The girl’s age was not in question and Coslett did not seek to hide his identity with the girl, Lewis said.

Coslett was convicted in 2000 of attempted sexual assault on a child in Jefferson County.

In that case, Coslett was arrested as part of a sting when he showed up to a meeting place arranged on the Internet anticipating sex with a 14-year-old girl. Instead, he met police officers.

He was sentenced to three years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and is required to register as a sex offender.

Lewis said the Longmont girl’s mother did exactly what she needed to do to protect her daughter.

“This is what we ask parents to do — know what their kids are doing and and be involved in their lives,” he said.

Police are investigating whether Coslett was communicating with any other children. His MySpace display name is “drewssiffer,” according to police.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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