SYRACUSE -- A Level 3 sex offender from Syracuse, 43-year-old Ross Sanford -- who spent many years in state prison for raping a boy under the age of 10, in 1987 -- has been arrested again for a sex crime.
Police in Syracuse say around 6 a.m. Saturday morning, Sanford tried to climb in the window of a 21-year-old female neighbor; they say Sanford used a ladder to get to her bedroom window. Sanford also, allegedly, put a towel over the woman's mouth to keep her from screaming, but she was able to fight back and Sanford ran from the apartment.
The victim told police Sanford was one of her neighbors, and he was quickly arrested; he now faces numerous, first-degree felony charges.
To see the sex offender page of Sanford, from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, click on this link.