Sex offender wanted by Oregon police arrested in Washington County

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ST. GEORGE — A sex offender with felony warrants out for his arrest in Oregon was found living in Washington County and was apprehended Monday for failing to register as a sex offender.

Robert Scott Freier, Ivins, Utah, booking photo posted Aug. 28, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Robert Scott Freier, 48, was arrested just after 10 a.m. Monday at a home on the 100 East block of 200 North in Ivins where he was found to be permanently living, according to a probable cause statement filed by the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department in support of the arrest.

“Contact was made with Mr. Freier in his bedroom at the residence,” the arresting officer wrote in a sworn statement. “Mr. Freier was woken up and arrested for the sex-offender registry violation.”

According to a 2006 Medford Mail Tribune article, Freier was convicted in California of attempted rape in 1991 and was sentenced to three years in prison. Upon his release, Freier moved to Oregon and was required to register as a sex offender.

Freier was later arrested in Oregon in September 2005 on a burglary charge. According to the report, Freier was again arrested in Oregon on 15 felony counts after he broke into an Oregon elementary school, watched a pornographic video and masturbated.

In December 2013, Freier pleaded guilty to a 2012 public indecency incident and was sentenced to five years of supervised probation, according to court documents.

On Tuesday, the Washington County Attorney’s Office filed an Information in 5th District Court accusing Freier of third-degree felony failure to register as a sex offender.

According to booking information, Freier remains in police custody as this report is published.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.


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  • DRT August 31, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    “he broke into an Oregon elementary school, watched a pornographic video ”
    Gee, they never had porno videos when I was in elementary school. I guess they do things a bit differently in Oregon…

    • comments August 31, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      yep, they show them to teach the kids about tolerance and diversity.

      • mesaman August 31, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        Bazinga!! (Thanks to Leonard, Big Bang Theory)

    • Arcana August 31, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Bad joke. Sorry.

  • Caveat_Emptor August 31, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Memo to sketchy folks from out of town: You might perform some due diligence when relocating from out of town. The Ivins-Santa Clara PD were within a short walk of this guy…………

  • 42214 August 31, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I didn’t think you could be a sex offender in Oregon.

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