Former cop moves; lawsuit dropped

Registered sex offender could not live within 1,000 feet of school SANDUSKY Former police officer and convicted sex of
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Registered sex offender could not live within 1,000 feet of school

SANDUSKY

Former police officer and convicted sex offender James Fitzpatrick has moved to Perkins Township.

The civil eviction case against Fitzpatrick is expected to be dismissed after he registered the new address Thursday.

Fitzpatrick, 40, listed his new address as the 5000 block of Dallas Ave. in Perkins Township, according to the Erie County Sheriff's office Web site. He previously lived in the 600 block of Decatur St. where his home was within 1,000 feet of Jackson Junior High and Sandusky Central Catholic School campus.

Ohio law prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of school property.

"We will be filing a motion to dismiss his case because he is now compliant," said Mary Ann Barylski, assistant Erie County Prosecutor.

Fitzpatrick was convicted in June 2006 of four counts of criminal sexual acts against a then 15-year-old girl. The incidents occurred while Fitzpatrick was on duty as a Sandusky police officer. He was released early from prison in May and put on five years probation.

Fitzpatrick could not be reached for comment.