Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

AG Balderas: Convicted Sex Offender Going Back to Jail for Visiting Elementary School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2018

Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216

Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that convicted sex offender and habitual probation violator Timothy O’Hara is going back to jail. O’Hara was convicted of six counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children by Distribution in 2009, was found guilty of probation violations in 2015, and after he was released from prison in late 2017 Attorney General Balderas charged him with violating his probation yet again for visiting an elementary school, among other violations. Second Judicial District Judge Jewell agreed with the Office of the Attorney General finding O’Hara guilty of violating his probation and yesterday sentenced O’Hara to 364 days in jail at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

“If sex offenders violate their conditions of release, even a decade after their crimes, we will pursue justice just as aggressively,” said Attorney General Balderas. “We have no higher priority than protecting our children from sexual violence and exploitation.”

Please see attached for the motion to revoke probation and a photo of O’Hara.

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Raul Torrez

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