Wednesday, March 12, 2014

ID - Man (Bradley Houser) Sentenced for Felony Battery on Registered Sex Offender

Bradley Houser
Bradley Houser
Original Article


By Alison Gene Smith

TWIN FALLS - A man convicted of felony aggravated battery for beating a 69-year-old man was sentenced Monday in Twin Falls County District Court.

Bradley Houser, 35, was sentenced to the state's retained jurisdiction program. He will attend the Correctional Alternative Placement Program through the Idaho Department of Correction.

After the program, a judge can either put Houser on probation or send him to prison for an underlying sentence of three to 15 years.

Houser was also ordered to reimburse the county public defender's office for $500 and was ordered to pay victim's restitution of $1,257.44.

Police said Houser beat the man because he is a registered sex offender.

A police report by Twin Falls police officer Samir Smriko gives this account:

Just before 10:30 p.m. Aug. 23, police went to the Super 7 Motel at 320 Main Ave. E. following a battery call.

As police entered the hotel room they saw _____, 69, washing blood off his head and arms. _____ had a 2-inch gash on his forehead and multiple cuts in other places.

_____ told police that at about 10 p.m., two men came to his door and threatened him. _____ recognized one from a previous encounter. The men said they were going to beat him up because of a past child sex abuse case.

In 2008, _____ was convicted on six counts of lewd conduct with a minor younger than 16. He was sentenced to three years in prison and made parole in November 2011.

_____ told police two men who smelled of alcohol initially left his room because other people were around but soon returned, closed the door behind them and started beating him.

The beating lasted for about 10 minutes. As he spoke to officers, _____ grabbed his side in pain several times.

Paramedics arrived, and _____ declined to be taken to a hospital but was informed he would need stitches on his head.

Police later found Houser in the 200 block of Alexander Street but couldn't locate the other man.

Houser was extremely intoxicated and had to use a fence to hold himself up, police said. He told them he and another man whom he didn't know went to the hotel and _____ swung at them.


oncefallendotcom said...

Sounds a lot like a slap on the wrist to me.

anonymous said...

As I mentioned somewhere else, the 2500 foot boundaries are almost never enforced on somebody who's not on either probation or parole. I've looked at various police websites and that's usually what the policemen say- only the 1000 foot boundaries are enforced on RSOs that aren't on supervision. Look at a lot of schools in Miami Dade- plenty of them will have sex offenders within a half mile of them. I wonder if Ron Book, the guy who created the Julia Tuttle Camp through his lobbying only to pretend like he cleaned up the camp, will participate in this debate.

Anonymous said...

This is a good idea. Maybe the advisory board will come out against residency restrictions.

Guest said...

"Well, people aren't entitled to live wherever they want." Uhm, unless they are on parole or probation, in The United States of America, they are.

Anon said...

The low-life impotent fat drunk will probably die of liver cancer soon. Locking him up might be for his own good.

Mark said...

Bailiff, whack his pee-pee, and don't it again. And to, I AGREE TOO.

GC said...

R. Book needs therapy. he truly has bipolar personality disorder. Miami Dade commissioners in unison with police departments will come to a solution based on the facts they already know. the reason book wont let go of this ordinance is because the 2500 foot ordinance has his daughter's name on it. its called Lauren book child safety ordinance. I would never want my name in something associated with other people's suffering.

Its not just one commissioner who agrees. commissioner marc sarnoff as well. and Miami Dade Police and municipal police want a much smarter solution as well. they know what they have now don't work.

the 2500 feet are not just for parolees or probationers. that applies to all sex offenders living in Miami Dade county. even after probation is done with. as long as you have to register in that county the ordinance applies. it is the 1000 feet that belongs to state probation. either way they are both stupid and do nothing. its not like force field that will zap anyone who crosses it. pfff!

what I suggest ? get rid of the ordinances all together. and just keep the child safety zone for schools at 100 feet of the school. if you have business at the school or taking your child to school or even riding bike through there and going about your way... that is fine. but sex offender or not...nobody should be loitering or prowling at a school. besides Miami Dade Public Schools has their very own police department. and one or two units assigned to each school patrolling the schools. so what is everyone afraid of ?

just my 2 cents.

Anonymous said...

From what I've read on leoaffairs (Florida policemen website) even though the 2500 foot ordinance technically (technically is a very key word here) applies to all RSOs, they only enforce it on probationers and parolees. I live in Miami-Dade County myself (and no I am not a sex offender so it's not like I have to obey these ordinances myself), and I went to the Florida sex offender website, typed in the addresses of different schools, and saw if any sex offenders were located within .5 miles of them. Most of the schools had at least some sex offenders within 0.5 miles, so all of those RSOs are in violation of the rule and the police haven't arrested them yet. There was an article here on SO Issues a few days ago about a Pennsylvania town that passed a 2500 foot ordinance to ban sex offenders, but the only RSO they even ended up enforcing it on was an RSO who sued about the restrictions. I don't know how much these residency restrictions are always enforced. Then again, maybe the sex offender residency restrictions are enforced on an inconsistent basis and whether or not they actually arrest people for violating them all goes down to luck. I don't know.

Anonymous said...

Schools have pretty good security systems and the teachers are watching the students all day. It's not like a sex offender could just randomly walk through the school hallways and into school classrooms, not matter how close to the school he lived. I don't think the 300 foot loitering zone was a bad idea at all (although what exactly counts as "loitering" has long been an extremely vague legal concept), but they definitely need to get rid of the 2500 foot residency restrictions and go by the state's 1000 foot standard. Yeah, it would be better if Florida abolish the 1000 foot restriction as well since residency restrictions do no good, but that is not going to happen. Marc Sarnoff wants to get rid of the 2500 foot rule- I find that surprising. He was building the pocket parks to get rid of sex offenders just a year or two ago- has he seriously changed his mind about decency towards sex offenders that fast?

nobody said...

well the bad think is that man can still have sex with little kids , maybe your kids and get a slap in the hand again