Sex offender released early from prison

Victim, a 19-year-old mentally-challenged woman, wanted to have a threesome with the man and his fiancee, defendant's brother says
Cary Ashby
Mar 25, 2013

A convicted sex offender was released early from prison Monday.

John L. McBride Jr., 29, of New Carlisle, had been sentenced to 17 months in prison for attempted sexual battery.

The July 16 incident at a Norwalk mobile home involved a 19-year-old mentally challenged woman. Attorneys have said the victim has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old child while McBride is "mentally retarded" and has "a history of mental illness."

Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the victim's family is upset about McBride getting out of prison. He also said the family was equally unhappy about "being back to square one" had McBride's case gone to trial if the court withdrew his conviction.

"I called the victim's family. I talked to the mother," Leffler said.

"The state isn't thrilled with the idea of judicial release. We think Mr. McBride knew what he was doing when he crawled through the window and had relations with the victim," said Leffler, who made it clear there was no joint recommendation with McBride's attorney.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo had filed motions both for judicial release and post-conviction relief. He agreed to withdraw his motion about withdrawing McBride's guilty plea if the court granted his client early release.

McBride was in Norwalk visiting his fiancee July 16.

"I'm not coming back to this area if I don't have to," McBride told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.

Huron County Sheriff's Detective Bill Duncan investigated the case.

"It appears this was a consent case," said Longo, who alleged that McBride isn't the only person the victim had accused of sexually assaulting her.

Longo said it's difficult to consider the victim has a mental impairment and can't give consent for sex because she doesn't look like many mentally disabled people.

"Her condition is the result of brain trauma," he said, referring to a car accident.

Citing a police report about the case, Longo said the information would have made an impact about a plea in the case. It's unclear what that information was.

Longo, who received a tip about the report, said he obtained a copy after he put in a public records request.

McBride's older brother, Lewis, has said it was the victim's idea to have a threesome with his brother and his fiancee, but "John's fiancee didn't want any part of it."

"They were all friends," said McBride's brother, who doesn't know the victim. "The girl helped him through the window. They had consensual sex and she helped him back through the window."

McBride was booked into prison in mid-December. He served 98 days of local jail time before that.

Classified as a Tier III sex offender, McBride told the judge he wouldn't be committing any similar crimes. He will be on three years of intense probation and must register his address every three months for the rest of his life.

Comments

truthbetold77

I mean at least he didn't mess with any kids.. and she wanted a threesome.. he looks mentally impaired though lol

HBK

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truthbetold77

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Blaze

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TheGravyWhisperer

...hey, thanks a lot ... i just choked on my coffee lol

LabMan

Absolute Classic! Been laughing to myself all day thinking of this comment. Classic

Blaze

First time I've ever had a comment removed. Didn't know coon hunting was bad. Sorry!

Betherella

I think he's hot. It's too bad I'm married. I'd definitely hit that.

mikeylikesit

bring the hubby & make it a threesome. this guy would be down with that..

Betherella

lol.

JohnDorian12

LIKE^^ LOL!!!!!

votelibertarian

He wasnt even locked up long enough to get a tear drop tat!

Love1610

I'm sure at the age of 19 this female has hormones raging and sexual desires just like everyone at this age. But it clearly states she has a mental capacity of an 8 year old child. So in my opinion he did have sex with a child!!! I'm sure if this was your child your opinion would be different!!!

inquiringmind

I was wondering about the mental capacity of an 8 year old. I don't understand how you would want sex at 8. And if she has done this before, why isn't her family watching her more closely. Sorry, I don't understand any of it. The 8 year old wanting a threesome. The girlfriend being ok with the man having sex with another woman and the climbing in and out of the window.

truthbetold77

it was never proven that she had the mentality of an 8 year old.. do 8 year olds help mentally challenged people through windows wanting to have threesomes? no she wasn't a child so get off your high horse and open your eyes.. he should of never been charged with a crime!!

TheGravyWhisperer

...I spy with my little eye a red wall in the back, not the usual cinder block ...wonder what's up with that ...also to betherella: dress the guy up in a black turtleneck shirt and we'd have to pull 'all' you gals off 'im

Betherella

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thisbleep

It has to be his prison picture they take one if ur gettin out on prc this was probably his release picture

Freedom Writer

you shouldnt judge a book by its cover but.............

JohnDorian12

Given what this thing did and his picture, I think it is safe to judge this book by its cover.....

JohnDorian12

Ok, am I missing something?? I have read this article a couple times...is the investigating detective actually making a case for the sex offender?? Maybe I am missing something, the guy who actually must have filed the charges, says it is hard to consider the victim has a "mental impairment"?? She helped him through the window? She consented? Well then why did you charge him in the first place?? Wow...gotta LOVE our (IN)Justice System!!

Love1610

It may not of been proven she has the mental capacity of an 8 year old but It also has not be proven that the victim opened the window or was the one who "wanted" the threesome. That statement was made by McBrides brother. Do you pick and choose which parts of the article you wish to believe to be true? My point is if its true she the mental capacity of an 8 year old then in my opinion, he did have sex with a child. If the statement about the victims mental capacity isn't true and its proven this has happened before then my opinion may be different. I'm reading what the article states and basing my opinion on that just like everyone else!!

SoldOnAcorns

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mojorising

Trying to watch the threesome

hooter2009

Oh really its funny cause they r me tally challenged. Look who's writing the blog

hooter2009

All missing a screw

mikeylikesit

he was missing a screw, maybe two while he was in there.

hooter2009

Sounds u all have the same age mentallity

Simple Enough II

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WASP71

He kept making left turns 'till he got there...

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