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Convict charged with another underage sex crime

Emil Whitis • Jun 30, 2011 at 8:03 AM

A Norwalk man in prison for sex crimes against a girl in Huron County has now been charged for a similar crime last year involving a 15-year-old girl in Erie County.

John J. Keefe, 26, has been charged with rape in connection with the Oct. 14 attack at a Center Street home in Berlin Heights, Erie County deputies said.

Just three months ago, Keefe pleaded in Huron County Common Pleas Court to a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, stemming from an incident in fall 2010.

In addition to the new rape charge, Erie County deputies are investigating Keefe for other similar crimes.

"He has shown a propensity to target underage females for sexual activity," Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.

Read the full story in Thursday's Register or e-paper.

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