Last Modified: Monday, September 10, 2012 6:17 PM
A 29-year-old Lake Charles man has been charged with second-offense failure to register as a sex offender, authorities said.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Ellis N. Bartie II was arrested on Friday.
“The Sheriff’s Office Compliance and Awareness Program Unit discovered that Bartie had moved without notifying the proper authorities within three days, as required by law,” Myers said Monday in a news release.
Bartie was convicted of molestation of a juvenile under the age of 12 years old in Calcasieu Parish in October 2001.
Myers said he was convicted of first-offense failure to register as a sex offender in Calcasieu in May 2010.
Judge David Ritchie set Bartie’s bond at $150,000.
Detective Scott Miller was the lead investigator.
Posted By: JMAC On: 9/11/2012
WOW! There seems to be a continuous string of persons who for some strange reason jst seem to keep failing to register as sex offenders. What's even more odd is the bonds that go along with these offenders. In this case, an offender charged with second offense gets a $150.000.00 bond; when just a month or so ago another individual (also second offense) was assessed only a $3,000.00 bond. As I recall, there was some self-proclaimed legal expert who commented that bonds are possibly lowered based on the number of offenses committed? Well, may not be the case for Mr. Bartie; but way to go Judge Ritchie.
It's about time stiffer penalties and fines are imposed on those who continue to DEFY the law.