WANTED: John E. Melchior – Repeat Sex Offender At Large


Parma police are looking for a registered sex offender they say broke into a woman’s apartment and tried to rape her late Thursday night.

Police say John E. Melchior broke into a unit at the Parma Woods Apartment complex and attacked a 26-year-old woman around 10:00 p.m. She was awakened to discover Melchior completely nude and walking into her bedroom. Police say the victim tried to call 9-1-1 but the suspect knocked her phone from her hand. As he tried to force himself upon her, she put up a struggle and was able to fend him off.

Today, members of the Parma police department identified John Melchior as the suspect. Parma Police say Melchoir has a history of arrests for similar offenses dating back to 1982 and is a registered sex offender.

Melchoir is believed to be riding a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle, Ohio license 43MZS.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Parma Police Crime Tip-line (440) 887-7340.

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

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