Police say that sex offender solicited neighbor girl

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Gazette Staff
Friday, September 10, 2010
— A registered sex offender living in downtown Janesville was arrested this week after he reportedly solicited his 17-year-old neighbor for sex, according to a news release from the Janesville Police Department.

The police on Wednesday arrested Robert A. Hendrickson, 51, of 115 S. Main St., No. 12, on charges of child enticement for the purpose of engaging in prostitution and violating parole.

The female victim told police Hendrickson invited her to his apartment and offered her $20 to expose herself while he masturbated in front of her, the release states. The victim said no, fled the apartment and contacted police, the release states.

Hendrickson is in custody at the Rock County Jail.

In May 2006, Hendrickson was found guilty of third-degree sexual assault, a felony, according to online court records.

He had been charged with indecent exposure and sexual assault of a child younger than 13, the Gazette reported in 2005. He was accused of masturbating and reaching into a 7-year-old girl’s pants and shirt while watching a pornographic film, according to court documents.

Hendrickson was sentenced to nine months in jail with Huber privileges and was ordered to have drug and alcohol addiction assessment, treatment and counseling, according to online records.

He also was prohibited from contacting the child or her family, and was ordered to complete parenting classes and register as a sex offender, according to online records.

Last updated: 3:00 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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