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Multiple Burglaries Lead to Arrest of Sex OffenderSalem-News.com
Several items of clothing and other personal property were stolen during in the burglaries and later recovered inside Sitton's home.
(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - Police in Corvallis say that between August 25th, 2007 and October 23rd, 2007, seven local residents were victims of residential burglary.
In each burglary, the victims were home during the commission of the crime and each time the suspect entered through unlocked doors and windows.
Members of the Corvallis Police Department, Benton County Sheriff's Office Street Crimes Unit, investigated the crimes and linked them all to one man, Bruce A. Sitton, who is a registered sex-offender.
Lieutenant Tim Brewer with Corvallis Police says Sitton was arrested on December 14th by SCU detectives. A search warrant was served at his Albany home earlier this month, and evidence linking him to the Corvallis burglaries was discovered.
Sitton was previously convicted in Polk County in 2000 and Benton County in 2001, for a series of burglaries in which he attempted to sexually assault some of his victims. He served five years in prison and was released in 2006. He has been on post-prison supervision since his release.
During the seven Corvallis burglaries Sitton stands accused of, occupied residences and bedrooms were entered. In some cases, the victims were touched in a sexual manner.
None of the victims were physically injured. Several items of clothing and other personal property were stolen during in the burglaries and later recovered inside Sitton's home. Sitton, an Albany resident, is currently lodged in the Linn County Jail.
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