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Man kills self after arrest on sex crime

6-24-2011 Ohio:

A Gahanna man killed himself on Monday in the Downtown jail not long after he was arrested by a task force that trolls the Internet for child predators.

William E. Skidmore, 32, of 440 Baywood Place, hanged himself, acting Sheriff Steve Martin said.

Martin said Skidmore had been in a single cell on protective isolation, which is common practice for people charged with crimes against children. He was not on suicide watch, Martin said.

Skidmore was arrested at 1:06 p.m. Monday by the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a multiagency team led by the sheriff's office. Investigators said Skidmore had solicited sex from a law-enforcement officer posing as a 15-year-old last Friday. He was charged with importuning and felony attempt.

Martin said an internal investigation, which is standard when an inmate dies, will determine whether employees followed jail policies and procedures. ..Source.. by Theodore Decker

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This man was not a sex offender he was us army vetern a good man.He was a victim of a corupt system that does not give a damm about veterns!Rest in peace.