Sex offender allegedly sent indecent text messages to minor

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4dc40abf217fd.imageA Level 3 sex offender who spent more than 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman was arrested Thursday and charged with sending indecent text messages to a minor, city police said.

Marlek E. Holmes, 37, who was released from prison in October, was arrested after two separate investigations into complaints against him, detectives Todd Crossett and Charles Dudek said.

Crossett said the first investigation began when a complaint was filed Feb. 19, alleging that Holmes sent indecent text messages to a minor. Earlier this week more information came in, claiming that Holmes was not living at the address he had filed as a registered sex offender.

Holmes was arrested at Royal Apartments in Le Roy.

He was charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor, failure to notify a change of address and endangering the welfare of a child.

Holmes on the sex offender registry lists 516 East Main St. in Batavia as his primary residence. He is a Level 3 offender, the most serious level, and is considered a “sexually violent offender.”

He was arraigned in City Court and committed to Genesee County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Le Roy Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Holmes was sentenced in 2000 to 10 to 11 years in prison. He served the complete term and was released Oct. 5.

Holmes was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse, attempted assault and criminal possession of stolen property after a Genesee County Court trial. He was convicted of sexually abusing a 22-year-old woman.

Source: thedailynewsonline