I TEAM: no charges for sex offender caught with teen girl

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CLEVELAND - Cleveland Police say no charges will be filed against a convicted sex offender busted last week with a 17-year-old girl after an alert neighbor got involved.

However, as of late Monday, the man was in Cuyahoga County jail held on a probation violation.

The case began near West 130th and Puritas. An activist saw a convicted sex offender going home with what appeared to be a child hidden under a blanket. The man had been convicted twice before for sex assaults on juvenile girls.

The neighbor called police and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. They arrested the man under suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and police found the teen girl in the home.

She told police, though, she had not been intimate with the man, and on Monday police said no charges would be filed, and the case is closed.

The state says the suspect is being held for a parole violation that relates to the man getting arrested. It will likely be up to a judge to determine if the man should face any punishment for the arrest since Cleveland is not filing charges.

The state Department of Corrections says he had been released from prison in February.