Michael York – Repeat Sex Offender – Discovers cure for recidivism

  • Conviction date: 12/18/1992
  • Sexual Abuse-1st Degree
  • Offender’s age at conviction: 28
  • Victim Age: 7

Authorities are investigating the death of a 44-year-old central New York man in his jail cell hours before he was to be sentenced for having sexual contact with a teenage boy

Madison County Sheriff Ronald Cary says Michael York of Eaton was found unresponsive in his Madison County Jail cell about 2 a.m. Tuesday during a check by deputies.

Cary calls York’s death “an apparent suicide” but said no other details are available at this time. An autopsy will be performed by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner. Cary says the death will be investigated by the state Commission of Corrections.

York was already a Level 3 registered sex offender after a 1992 conviction and had agreed to a 15-year-to-life sentence when he pleaded guilty to the latest charge in November.

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

………Sarah Tofte

–unless they are dead–

Michael York – Repeat Sex Offender – Discovers cure for recidivism

  • Conviction date: 12/18/1992
  • Sexual Abuse-1st Degree
  • Offender’s age at conviction: 28
  • Victim Age: 7

Authorities are investigating the death of a 44-year-old central New York man in his jail cell hours before he was to be sentenced for having sexual contact with a teenage boy

Madison County Sheriff Ronald Cary says Michael York of Eaton was found unresponsive in his Madison County Jail cell about 2 a.m. Tuesday during a check by deputies.

Cary calls York’s death “an apparent suicide” but said no other details are available at this time. An autopsy will be performed by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner. Cary says the death will be investigated by the state Commission of Corrections.

York was already a Level 3 registered sex offender after a 1992 conviction and had agreed to a 15-year-to-life sentence when he pleaded guilty to the latest charge in November.

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

………Sarah Tofte

–unless they are dead–

Charles Heritage, Sexual Predator Teaches Sex Offenders how to clean up their act


A detective searching for a sexual predator missing since Monday found his target dead by suicide Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.

Charles Heritage, 60, who goes by “Rick,” took a bus to Pasco County upon his release from prison Monday for crimes he committed against small children in 2004. There he purchased “suspicious” items, authorities say.

That same day, he rented a room at the Quality Inn Hotel at U.S. 19 and Cortez Boulevard and checked out on Tuesday. He never fulfilled a scheduled appointment with his probation officer, authorities say.

Over the course of his investigation into Heritage’s whereabouts, Detective Tommy Breedlove followed up on past residences of the suspect. He was led to a burned down house on Ostrom Way where Heritage once lived.

Breedlove found Heritage had hung himself in the woods behind the house, said Sgt. Donna Black, sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Prison records show Heritage served three years and five months of a five-year sentence for two counts of providing obscene material to children, two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition.

Additionally, Heritage served prison time about 30 years ago in Indiana for sodomizing a teenager, according to a Tampa Tribune report.

The latest charges from Pasco County were a result of a sleepover at Heritage’s house in 2004. Five neighborhood children, all 16 or younger, were at Heritage’s house when he reportedly showed them child pornography and asked the youngsters “if they liked what they saw.”

Heritage reportedly molested one of the children later that night and tried to coerce another one to perform a sex act.

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

Charles Heritage, Sexual Predator Teaches Sex Offenders how to clean up their act


A detective searching for a sexual predator missing since Monday found his target dead by suicide Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.

Charles Heritage, 60, who goes by “Rick,” took a bus to Pasco County upon his release from prison Monday for crimes he committed against small children in 2004. There he purchased “suspicious” items, authorities say.

That same day, he rented a room at the Quality Inn Hotel at U.S. 19 and Cortez Boulevard and checked out on Tuesday. He never fulfilled a scheduled appointment with his probation officer, authorities say.

Over the course of his investigation into Heritage’s whereabouts, Detective Tommy Breedlove followed up on past residences of the suspect. He was led to a burned down house on Ostrom Way where Heritage once lived.

Breedlove found Heritage had hung himself in the woods behind the house, said Sgt. Donna Black, sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Prison records show Heritage served three years and five months of a five-year sentence for two counts of providing obscene material to children, two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition.

Additionally, Heritage served prison time about 30 years ago in Indiana for sodomizing a teenager, according to a Tampa Tribune report.

The latest charges from Pasco County were a result of a sleepover at Heritage’s house in 2004. Five neighborhood children, all 16 or younger, were at Heritage’s house when he reportedly showed them child pornography and asked the youngsters “if they liked what they saw.”

Heritage reportedly molested one of the children later that night and tried to coerce another one to perform a sex act.

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

Charles Heritage, Sexual Predator Teaches Sex Offenders how to clean up their act


A detective searching for a sexual predator missing since Monday found his target dead by suicide Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.

Charles Heritage, 60, who goes by “Rick,” took a bus to Pasco County upon his release from prison Monday for crimes he committed against small children in 2004. There he purchased “suspicious” items, authorities say.

That same day, he rented a room at the Quality Inn Hotel at U.S. 19 and Cortez Boulevard and checked out on Tuesday. He never fulfilled a scheduled appointment with his probation officer, authorities say.

Over the course of his investigation into Heritage’s whereabouts, Detective Tommy Breedlove followed up on past residences of the suspect. He was led to a burned down house on Ostrom Way where Heritage once lived.

Breedlove found Heritage had hung himself in the woods behind the house, said Sgt. Donna Black, sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Prison records show Heritage served three years and five months of a five-year sentence for two counts of providing obscene material to children, two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition.

Additionally, Heritage served prison time about 30 years ago in Indiana for sodomizing a teenager, according to a Tampa Tribune report.

The latest charges from Pasco County were a result of a sleepover at Heritage’s house in 2004. Five neighborhood children, all 16 or younger, were at Heritage’s house when he reportedly showed them child pornography and asked the youngsters “if they liked what they saw.”

Heritage reportedly molested one of the children later that night and tried to coerce another one to perform a sex act.

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

Sex offender hangs himself in Jail


A convicted sex offender apparently hanged himself this morning inside the Polk County Jail.

Investigators say 26-year-old David Spalding of Lakeland hanged himself with a bed sheet.

Records show Spalding was initially arrested in April 2006 on three counts of sexual battery. Detectives say his victim was a 14-year-old girl who ended up pregnant from the crime.

He pleaded guilty to some of the charges and was released last February after serving six months and being placed on 10 years probation.

He was recently arrested on probation violations. Investigators say he admitted he had contact with children under 18 and that he failed to move from his residence, as required by the court.

This morning jail officials say they found Spalding unresponsive during routine, early morning rounds at the jail.

Spalding’s two cellmates say they were unaware of the death. Medical personnel were not able to revive Spalding.

The death is under review of the Polk County State Attorney’s Office.

Sex offender hangs himself in Jail


A convicted sex offender apparently hanged himself this morning inside the Polk County Jail.

Investigators say 26-year-old David Spalding of Lakeland hanged himself with a bed sheet.

Records show Spalding was initially arrested in April 2006 on three counts of sexual battery. Detectives say his victim was a 14-year-old girl who ended up pregnant from the crime.

He pleaded guilty to some of the charges and was released last February after serving six months and being placed on 10 years probation.

He was recently arrested on probation violations. Investigators say he admitted he had contact with children under 18 and that he failed to move from his residence, as required by the court.

This morning jail officials say they found Spalding unresponsive during routine, early morning rounds at the jail.

Spalding’s two cellmates say they were unaware of the death. Medical personnel were not able to revive Spalding.

The death is under review of the Polk County State Attorney’s Office.