QUEENSBURY, N.Y. - The Warren County Sheriff's Office has arrested a sex offender for allegedly having contact with young children and spending the night at a Lake George hotel with two juvenile-aged males.
The Sheriff's Office arrested 31-year-old Curtis Mallon, of 18 Burdick Avenue, Apt A, Warrensburg, on August 21st for a violation of probation warrant. Police say he was found to have been in the company of a 15-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy and spent the night with the boys at a Lake George hotel. The boys were acquainted with Mallon, however both believed he was 18-years old and knew him under the name of "Joe Tadbit."
Mallon is barred from having contact with children under the age of 17, due to his level three sex offender status from a sexual abuse arrest involving a 9-year-old boy in 2006.
Police say he was then arrested on August 26th following further investigation for the felony of failing to register his social network profile with the Sheriff's Office. He was found to have used the alias of "Joe Tadbit" and he had been communicating with juvenile males through Facebook.
Police also arrested Mallon's mother, 60-year-old Darlene Mallon, of Queensbury, for allegedly providing her son and young boys transportation to various locations, at the time she knew her son was barred from having contact with juveniles.
Darlene Mallon was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and remanded to the Correctional Facility for lack of $1,000 cash bail.
Curtis Mallon has been remanded to the Warren County Correctional Facility.
Police credit an alert motel employee who sensed something strange about Mallon, later checking his name in NYS Sex Offender Registry and contacting police.
According to police, the boys insist nothing sexual occurred, but authorities are concerned that they may be too embarrassed or traumatized to speak openly.
The investigation is ongoing and police believe that Mallon likely had contact with several other juvenile boys. Anyone with information regarding Mallon or "Joe Tadbit" is asked to call the Sheriff's Investigator Mo Aldrich at (518) 743-2500.
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