Sandusky: Could murders have been prevented?

6:54 PM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
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Courtesy: Sandusky Register

CLEVELAND--We're learning much more about the man accused of killing a young mother and her two children. What we uncovered is surprising.

The suspect, 41-year-old Curtis Clinton, was released from prison after serving 13 years for involuntary manslaughter and assault with no post release restrictions. He was not on parole nor did he have to report to a parole officer.

He did have to register his address once a year with the Erie County sex offender unit, which he did three days after his release.

Sandusky police say he was the prime suspect in a rape reported Sept. 4. Because the victim was too afraid to go forward with the case, investigators did not make the arrest.

Three days later, Heather Jackson and her two children were strangled to death. Curtis is now facing aggravated murder charges in connection with that crime.

The alleged rape victim did eventually come forward to press charges.

Clinton is being held on a $25,000 bond for the rape charge and a $3 million bond for the murder charges.










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