Suspected sex offender gets new trial date

Cary Ashby • Nov 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM

A local man accused of soliciting two 14-year-old local girls for sex has a new trial date.

Norvell T. McIntire, 44, of Norwalk, is scheduled to go to trial Jan. 22 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. He is charged with importuning in connection with an Aug. 25 incident on Cline Street.

The girls were riding their bicycles when McIntire reportedly approached them about having sex.

"They wanted to get away from him. He actually hugged them," Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said earlier. "They got away from him."

In the current case, McIntire's final pretrial hearing is Jan. 14. If convicted, he faces six to 12 months behind bars.

Another young girl accused McIntire of a sex offense soon after the suspect was arrested. Fulton said the girl approached him and alleged McIntire sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl at his Grove Avenue apartment -- one of two places in Norwalk the suspect has lived.

Since 2000, police have compiled 10 to 15 reports in which McIntire was accused of committing sexual offenses.

"He's been doing this for years," Fulton said. "He was banned from the rec center in 2003 because he was following a girl."

In 2000, McIntire was accused of exposing himself to a girl, but she couldn't positively identify the suspect. Also, between 2003 and 2005, there was a rape allegation reported about McIntire, but he wasn't indicted.

Out of jail currently on a $40,000 bond, McIntire is prohibited from having any association or communication with any juveniles.

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