Jacob Osterkamp – Repeat Sex Offender

“are you male or female… I’m just looking for a friend.”

Police say Jacob Osterkamp sent that text message to a random woman in Tucson.

“Out of curiosity or whatever, she replied and said she was a 13 year old female,” Sergeant Fabian Pacheco.

The police report says the suspect said he was a 28 year old male, named “Jake”. The texting continued with statements like.. “what color panties do you have on” and “cotton or silky.”

“All sexual in nature and he kept asking a lot of obscene things,” Pacheco explained.

The report says he then asked if she would like to meet him some time, “should we rent a room?”

That’s when the woman reported the text messages to police.

The officers, using her phone, continued the conversation.

“Messages he was sending to a person he thought was a 13-year-old female.”

Detectives got cell phone records. Through them, they identified Osterkamp, a level two sex offender, as their suspect. Then, posing as the 13 year old, police set up a meeting on the Northwest side.

Pacheco explained, “It was on May 6th that he’s intending to meet this 13 year old female victim, but he didn’t show up.”

When Osterkamp didn’t show up at the meeting place, officers made their way to his home in Picture Rocks and arrested him. According to the police report, they got a search warrant and found his cell phone under the cushions on the couch.

“It was very shocking. I had no idea he was living across there,” David Williams told KOLD.

Williams has a four-year-old son and a twelve-year-old daughter.

“My daughter riding her horses and things like that. And other girls walking around here. It’s a very scary situation,” Williams said.

A situation he hopes he doesn’t have to worry about with Osterkamp now in jail. “I want him there, I want him there forever. I mean somebody like that doesn’t belong on the streets at all.”

Williams says after this he’ll be checking who’s living next door.

“Now that I’m aware of it, i’ll be doing a lot more research on that and talking to local sheriff’s departments to find out where they are and how many more are around,” Williams said.

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

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