Released sex offender back in jail

Leck violates parole terms by tapping into computer porn site

Posted: Monday, July 23, 2001

Convicted child molester Jack Leck II is in prison again.

Leck was arrested Friday for a parole violation after he was caught downloading pornography from a public computer at the state Job Center near the Brotherhood Bridge, said Martie Correa, chief probation officer for Southeast.

"We got a call from them saying this is what they found on the computer after he was on it," said Correa, adding a parole officer arrested Leck at Glacier Manor, a halfway house where he has lived since his release July 4.

Correa did not immediately know whether Leck was viewing child pornography, but he also was not allowed to download adult porn as a condition of his probation, she said.

Leck, who was on state-supervised parole through May 2003, will go before a parole board, probably on Aug. 14, Correa said. The parole board could choose to keep Leck in prison through May 2003, release him earlier under supervised parole or let him out immediately on parole, she said.

Leck, now 49, was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in 1984 and 1985 after police searched his Anchorage home and found pornographic photos of nude boys from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Police later established Leck molested the boys. Detectives also seized weapons and explosives in the raid.

Leck was released from an Anchorage prison in 1996, but was reincarcerated after he violated parole by keeping company with minors. He was transferred to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in 2000.

The state notified Juneau agencies and businesses in June of Leck's scheduled release from Juneau's state prison, prompting the Juneau School District to distribute a memo warning that Leck was considered dangerous and a predator of 12- to 14-year-old boys, luring them with candy, alcohol and drugs. The memo said Juneau police had advised the district Leck probably will strike again.

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