SIDNEY – A Houston man considered to be a “serious risk to others” remains jailed on a $10,000 bond after being charged in Shelby County Juvenile Court. A registered sex offender, he was also ordered to stay away from the victim.
Brandon A. Travis, 24, 4080 Russia-Versailles Road, Houston, has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor. Online court records do not have incident details on the alleged offense.
In his release requirements, Judge Jeff Beigel set the bond at $10,000 and issued the protection order. Beigel wrote, “Defendant is serious risk to others, recently released from incarceration, a Tier II sex offender and alleged to be continuing in conduct harmful to others.”
As a sex offender, Travis must register his address with local authorities for 25 years.
Records show an incident was reported on March 28. Travis pleaded not guilty the same day. He is represented by Shelby County Public Defender Heath Hegeman. A pretrial hearing is set for April 10.
Travis has two sex offender convictions in Miami County Common Pleas Court that resulted in prison time.
On April 16, 2016, he was sentenced to 17 months with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) on a charge of unlawful conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony. He was given 51 days credit for time spent in the county jail. On June 4 that year, his request for a judicial release was denied.
On June 21, 2018, Travis was indicted on a charge of failing to notify authorities of his new address, a fourth-degree felony. On Oct. 4, he was sentenced to 10 months in prison with 157 days credited for time served in the county jail. He was released from the ODRC’s London Correctional Institution on Feb. 23, 2019.
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