LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER, RELEASED FROM PRISON IN JUNE, CHARGED WITH TWO NEW CRIMES
August 8, 2019
A Eugene man and Level 3 sex offender, released from prison in June after serving 24 years for the kidnapping and rape of a child, has been charged with two new crimes.
Christopher Ray Lipska, who also goes by the last name Hare, was charged Wednesday in Lane County Circuit Court with unlawful contact with a child and second-degree encouraging child sexual abuse.
Lipska pleaded not guilty to both charges. He is due back in court for a hearing Sept. 11.
According to the indictment, Lipska unlawfully and knowingly contacted a child July 13, “for the purpose of arousing and satisfying the sexual desires of the defendant.” Between June 21 and Aug. 7, the indictment states, he observed sexually explicit conduct by a child “while knowing or being aware of and consciously disregarding the fact that the conduct constituted child abuse.”
Lispka has been in the Lane County Jail since July 23, his second time since he was released from prison June 21, spending 20 of those 47 days in jail. He was arrested July 2 for violating a term of his probation and was in jail until July 5.
His latest stay in jail — which had an anticipated release date of Aug. 11, which in light of recent charges may change — came after he admitting to viewing inappropriate photos of minors in four public locations with computer access, according to Lane County’s parole and probation violation and structured sanction reporting documents, obtained by The Register-Guard through a public records request. Lispka also admitted to having a thumb drive with similar photos, hidden in a light socket, the sanction reads.
″(Lispka) is struggling with abiding by the terms and conditions of his parole supervision,” the document states. The parole officer in the document expressed “major concern” about Lispka’s actions and he is ” a safety issue for the community. The goal will be to work with (Lispka) on his deviant behavior.”
According to the Oregon State Police sex offender registry, which only makes public Level 3 offenders, there are 63 Level 3 offenders known to have last registered an address in Lane County. For all levels of sex offenders, there are more than 2,100 in Lane County.
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