Marvin H. Chandler – Repeat Sex Offender – attempts to rape staff member


A registered sex offender who is a resident at Carlton Manor is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 22 for attempting to rape a staff member at the nursing home.

Marvin H. Chandler, 37, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted rape, a felony of the second degree, and gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony.

On Jan. 28 at Carlton Manor, located at 726 Rawling St., Chandler allegedly made threats just prior to the incident that he was going to rape a female staff member, according to police reports.

Chandler reportedly entered a room, grabbed one of the female staff members and pulled her out of the room.

During the struggle, Chandler and the woman ended up on the floor and Chandler touched her inappropriately, reports said. Other staff members were able to separate the two.

Carlton Manor specializes in treating patients with behavioral problems, including sex offenders.

Chandler is listed as a Tier 2 sex offender. Tier 2 sex offenders must register with the county sheriff for a period of 25 years. Also, they must register any change of residential address, place of employment, or enrollment in a school or institution of higher education.

Chandler is being held in the Oakwood Correctional Facility. He was designated a sex offender after being convicted of gross sexual imposition with a victim under 13 years old.

A day or two before the trial, Fayette County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Beathard will hold a competency hearing for Chandler to see if he is competent to stand trial.

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

Marvin H. Chandler – Repeat Sex Offender – attempts to rape staff member


A registered sex offender who is a resident at Carlton Manor is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 22 for attempting to rape a staff member at the nursing home.

Marvin H. Chandler, 37, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted rape, a felony of the second degree, and gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony.

On Jan. 28 at Carlton Manor, located at 726 Rawling St., Chandler allegedly made threats just prior to the incident that he was going to rape a female staff member, according to police reports.

Chandler reportedly entered a room, grabbed one of the female staff members and pulled her out of the room.

During the struggle, Chandler and the woman ended up on the floor and Chandler touched her inappropriately, reports said. Other staff members were able to separate the two.

Carlton Manor specializes in treating patients with behavioral problems, including sex offenders.

Chandler is listed as a Tier 2 sex offender. Tier 2 sex offenders must register with the county sheriff for a period of 25 years. Also, they must register any change of residential address, place of employment, or enrollment in a school or institution of higher education.

Chandler is being held in the Oakwood Correctional Facility. He was designated a sex offender after being convicted of gross sexual imposition with a victim under 13 years old.

A day or two before the trial, Fayette County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Beathard will hold a competency hearing for Chandler to see if he is competent to stand trial.

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

Scott A. Reynolds – Repeat Sex Offender – Carnival worker

  • Conviction date: 11/23/2005
    LEWDLASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16;
    Offender’s age at conviction: 47
  • Conviction date: 11/23/2005
    SEX BAT BY ADULT/VCTM UNDER 12;
    Offender’s age at conviction: 47
  • Conviction date: 11/20/2006
    LEWDLASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16;
    Offender’s age at conviction: 48

A Florida man who had been working at a carnival this past spring in Lafayette faces up to two years in prison for having images depicting child pornography on his cell phone.

Scott A. Reynolds, 41, has been in the Tippecanoe County Jail since his arrest on May 25, jail staff said.

He pleaded guilty today in Tippecanoe Superior Court 2 to two counts of child exploitation, a Class D felony, admitting that girls in the photos appeared to be between the ages of 10 and 12.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 29.

If a judge accepts his plea agreement with the Tippecanoe County prosecutor’s office, Reynolds would be ordered to spend another two years on probation after his release.

Deputy Prosecutor Laura Zeman said Reynolds had been working at a carnival in May held outside of Tippecanoe Mall. While here, he visited a strip club in Lafayette.

Zeman said Reynolds was telling one of the dancers about a photo on his cell phone depicting beastiality. As he scrolled through images on his phone to find the photo, the dancer noticed pictures of young girls that appeared to depict child pornography.

The dancer told her boyfriend about the photos, who then reported it to police.

Zeman said Lafayette police, with assistance from a female Purdue University police officer, staged a sting at the carnival. The officer pretended to be a dancer at the same club, and asked Reynolds about “interesting pictures” on his phone.

Reynolds was arrested after allegedly showing the officer the photos.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, additional charges of possession of child pornography could be dropped.

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

Scott A. Reynolds – Repeat Sex Offender – Carnival worker

  • Conviction date: 11/23/2005
    LEWDLASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16;
    Offender’s age at conviction: 47
  • Conviction date: 11/23/2005
    SEX BAT BY ADULT/VCTM UNDER 12;
    Offender’s age at conviction: 47
  • Conviction date: 11/20/2006
    LEWDLASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16;
    Offender’s age at conviction: 48

A Florida man who had been working at a carnival this past spring in Lafayette faces up to two years in prison for having images depicting child pornography on his cell phone.

Scott A. Reynolds, 41, has been in the Tippecanoe County Jail since his arrest on May 25, jail staff said.

He pleaded guilty today in Tippecanoe Superior Court 2 to two counts of child exploitation, a Class D felony, admitting that girls in the photos appeared to be between the ages of 10 and 12.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 29.

If a judge accepts his plea agreement with the Tippecanoe County prosecutor’s office, Reynolds would be ordered to spend another two years on probation after his release.

Deputy Prosecutor Laura Zeman said Reynolds had been working at a carnival in May held outside of Tippecanoe Mall. While here, he visited a strip club in Lafayette.

Zeman said Reynolds was telling one of the dancers about a photo on his cell phone depicting beastiality. As he scrolled through images on his phone to find the photo, the dancer noticed pictures of young girls that appeared to depict child pornography.

The dancer told her boyfriend about the photos, who then reported it to police.

Zeman said Lafayette police, with assistance from a female Purdue University police officer, staged a sting at the carnival. The officer pretended to be a dancer at the same club, and asked Reynolds about “interesting pictures” on his phone.

Reynolds was arrested after allegedly showing the officer the photos.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, additional charges of possession of child pornography could be dropped.

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