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Police: Sex offender threatens to kill wife

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

A sex offender who allegedly helped run a massage parlor and prostitution house in Plymouth is back behind bars in Erie County after he threatened to kill his wife and co-defendant if she didn’t lie for him at trial.

David Endicott, 55, had his bond revoked earlier this month and was booked into jail Friday on a charge of failing to verify his address as a sex offender.

In mid-September, Huron County deputies, Plymouth police and state investigators raided Endicott’s Plymouth home. They arrested him for complicity to prostitution, and his wife, Xiao Min Feng, for prostitution.

A few days later, Sandusky residents reported seeing Endicott and Feng living in the 600 block of Shelby St.

Endicott has a 2003 South Carolina conviction for committing or attempting a lewd act on a child under the age of 16. He had not registered as a sex offender at that address, and was arrested by Erie County deputies for not doing so.

But he bonded out of the Erie County jail, and began registering as an offender at both the Plymouth and Sandusky addresses, Erie County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Westcott said.

On Feb. 10, Feng, who is now Endicott’s estranged wife, went to Sandusky police and said Endicott placed three harassing phone calls to her, according to a Sandusky police report. He allegedly threatened to kill Feng if she failed to show up at trial and lie to protect him.

Feng filed for a civil protection order later that day.

The court granted it, taking into account the recent threats and a pattern of alleged physical abuse Feng sustained at Endicott’s hands, said Lori Rickenbaugh, judicial administrator for Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Roger Binette.

A full hearing for the protection order was slated for Feb. 18, but neither party showed, and Feng’s attorney asked for a delay because the court needed to find a Chinese interpreter, Rickenbaugh said.

The hearing was rescheduled for April, but Endicott’s bond was still revoked because he is required to avoid engaging in offensive behavior and the alleged threats could land him an additional criminal charge, Rickenbaugh said.

Richland County court records show Feng unsuccessfully tried to obtain a protection order against Endicott in February 2012.

Endicott remains jailed without bond.

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