Robert Kolibas – Repeat Sex Offender – Wasn’t on Public Registry

A Williston man convicted of sexually exploiting children in Florida is facing new charges in Vermont.

Police say this is a case where the sex offender registry in Florida provided no protection to the public, and now the police are trying to determine how many children may have been victimized in Vermont.


The investigation started last weekend in a Williston neighborhood. Police say a 13-year-old girl spending the night with a friend was molested by her friend’s father, 50-year-old Robert Kolibas.

Police who went to the house, confronted Kolibas, and quickly learned Kolibas is on Florida’s sex offender registry for disseminating pornography to a child in that state five years ago. But that crime did not qualify him to be on Vermont’s registry when he moved here.

But before police could arrest him, Kolibas fled only to be captured two days later in Maine near the Canadian border.

Police seized five computers from Kolibas home that are now being examined for evidence of other victims.

For now Kolibas is being held in Maine on $50,000 Bail awaiting extradition back to Vermont to face charges.

Police would like to hear from anyone else with information about any activities at the Kolibas home.

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

………Sarah Tofte
Published in: on June 5, 2009 at 6:04 am  Leave a Comment  

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