Sex offender on parole gets caught with same girl and engagement ring

Authorities discover 25-year-old man and 17-year-old girl while investigating two suspicious vehicles parked in secluded area of reservoir.
Scott Seitz2
Apr 15, 2013

A Plymouth man, already on parole for a sex offense with a juvenile girl two years ago, was found at the Willard Reservoir on Friday night with the same girl, allegedly involved in sexual activity.

Stuart Metcalfe, 25, of 213 Trux St., was arrested and charged with contributing to the unruliness of a minor. He was arrested as part of a drug-interdiction operation conducted Friday by the Huron County Sheriff's Office in tandem with Richland County.

Metcalfe's parole was through Richland County. He also is a registered sex offender.

Special Deputy Ron Robinson was on patrol as part of the operation when he noticed two suspicious vehicles parked in a secluded area of the reservoir.

Metcalfe and the now 17-year-old girl had established "fake" Facebook pages when Metcalfe recently got out of prison in order to contact each other.

Metcalfe had an engagement ring with him Friday, possibly to propose to the 17-year-old, Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said.

Deputies said Metcalfe had admitted recent sexual activity with the girl about a week before the reservoir arrest.

His conviction stems from their first encounter, when Metcalfe was 23 and she was 15, deputies said.

In November 2011, Metcalfe was sentenced to five years of intensive probation for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The terms of his probation included 120 days in jail on the work release program and an order to pay a $500 fine plus $510 in restitution to the victim's mother.

Judge James Conway also warned him multiple times to have no contact with the girl -- or his probation would be revoked and he'd go to prison. The no-association/communication order included texting, letters, phone calls, Facebook communications, instant messages and going through third parties.

"Obviously, we still have strong feelings for each other," Metcalfe told the judge in November 2011. "We're still in love; there's no other way to put it."

In April 2012, Metcalfe admitted to violating his probation by contacting the victim via hundreds of texts. For that, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison. He was credited with being in the Huron County Jail for about five months.

During that April hearing, Metcalfe's dad said the victim is just as much to blame because she claimed to be 19.

Defense attorney David Longo referred to the term as "significantly more than he deserves." Longo told Conway that 90 percent of the 280 texts found on the victim's cell phone in late March were from the girl, who was about to turn 17, to Metcalfe.

When Metcalfe was sentenced in early November, Conway warned him multiple times to have no contact with the girl -- or his probation would be revoked and he'd go to prison. The no-association/communication order included texting, letters, phone calls, Facebook communications, instant messages and going through third parties.

"Everybody was misled in this case, including us," Metcalfe's father said.

"I'd like to know where our justice system is. ... (My son) got railroaded is what happened," he said.

Metcalfe met the victim through her sister.

"He was best man at his friend's wedding," Metcalfe's mother said. "Then two years later, she (the victim) re-initiated contact with him."

The defendant's mother said her son never hid his relationship with the girl since they went to movies and dinner.

"There was no secret with him," she said.

In November 2011, statements by the victim's mother, Metcalfe and Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer DeLand revealed that Metcalfe contacted the girl by cell phone and wrote her letters while the case was pending. The mother requested Metcalfe be sentenced to prison.

"I feel as long as he's out, it's not going to stop," she said.

On March 28, 2012 the victim's mother called Probation officer Andrea Cooke about her daughter and Metcalfe contacting each other.

Cooke said she retrieved the girl's phone and discovered they sent each other 280 texts between March 27 and the next day. She also told the judge that on March 12, Metcalfe posted a comment on his Facebook page about being able to be "close" to the girl soon.

After hearing from the probation officer, Conway told Metcalfe he shouldn't be surprised he's being sent to prison because he'd been warned about having association with the victim.

"The court has no other option than to impose the prison term," the judge said.

Classified as a Tier I sex offender, Metcalfe must register his address annually for the next 15 years. He's not allowed to live within 1,000 feet of a school, preschool and day care center.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Reporter Cary Ashby contributed to this story.

Comments

BlueAngel

I think this is BULL!! Let them go and be together... It consentual...geesh!

24productions

I agree with you, BlueAngel. She (the girl) keeps being referred to as "the victim"...wtf? I completely understand the problem with the underage, and for all I know, this guy could be anything besides a good provider.

rejectedmantis

Wrong answer. A CHILD can't consent to sex with an ADULT. Sugar coat it all you want, but he's getting what he deserves. Cruel & unusual punishment should be tossed out the window for child molesters.

KnuckleDragger

Actually you are wrong. The age of consent for sex in Ohio is 16. A woman can also marry at 16 in Ohio. If this guy had not have had a no contact order then they wouldn't have given it a second look. Why do you think he was only charged with contributing to unruliness? It is because she is past the age of consent. I think it is a waste of time to throw him back in prison for something that would otherwise be legal. In less than a year she will be 18, and there is absolutely nothing the judge can do then. They can run off and get married without parental consent and nothing can be done about it. I hate to tell you 25 and 17 isn't a child molester. If that was the case I guess I must have been one too.

Yall Make Me Sick

Actually your a JOKE!!!!

KnuckleDragger

Better check your laws. According to a chart drawn up by the Cleveland Rape Crisis center using the ORC as a reference any girl 16 or older can consent to sex with an adult over the age of 18. There is no 3 yr rule unless the victim is under the age of 16. Why do you think they only charged this guy with contributing instead of a sex charge? They can charge an adult with contributing for just being with someone under age that is not a family member, if the parents don't approve.

http://www.clevelandrapecrisis.o...

Yall Make Me Sick

Actually I don't care what you have to say. I know what I just went through a few years ago. Your not judge or jury. So you can keep flapping your know it all jaws!

KnuckleDragger

Well maybe you wouldn't have had to go through it if you weren't trying to stick your d!ck in little boys you sick puke! Nobody gives a crap what you have to say. If your going to open your mouth and pretent to be an expert, you should at least do some research. Apparently you have some anger issues you need to have looked at you ignoramous.

Yall Make Me Sick

It had to do with my 12 year old daughter. Your sick & need help talking to someone like that. I sure hope you don't have kids or don't work with them you have a sick mind.

KnuckleDragger

Again, you just don't get it, are you really that ignorant. Their is a big difference between a 12 yr old and a 17 yr old. It is illegal for an adult to have sex with a 12 yr old. It is not illegal for an adult to have sex with a 17 yr old. So no, you are not going through the same thing. You are comparing apples to oranges. My guess is that you are to ignorant to understand what I just said so I will leave it at that.

Yall Make Me Sick

Again your a joke & have no idea about the situations. But because you sit behind a computer & talk crap to people makes you so smart. When in reality nobody cares what you have to say. You have no idea you just act like you have a clue. Go to the next story & put your 2 cents in. Life goes on so should you.

Game time

So let me get this straight....you guys think it was okay to violate this girl when she was 15 years old and again when she is 17??? Send this creep back to prison!!!

KnuckleDragger

No. What happened when she was 15 was illegal. What happened at 17 is perfectly legal in Ohio. Age of consent for sex for females in Ohio is 16, and yes that includes sex with adults. The only reason all this is going on is because the parent still has the Princess syndrome.

BlueAngel

whatever people!! Just let them go...she seems to be doing more of the contacting that he is!! she is of age now... leave it be!

tadpole

Parked at the Willard Res? Dumb, there's a cheap motel in Willard with a restroom.

Windy

"When Metcalfe was sentenced in early November, Conway warned him multiple times to have no contact with the girl -- or his probation would be revoked and he'd go to prison."

OK, Judge Conway. Let's see if you follow through on this one.