The Sex Offenders in Five Ritzy Houston ZIP Codes

Categories: Crime

If you live in the Houston area, chances are good there's a sex offender living nearby.

That's no matter how well-off your ZIP code is.

The Department of Public Safety's sex offender registry allows you to look up sex offenders by ZIP code; we chose some of the best neighborhoods in town and took a look at who was living there. (All information is taken from that site.)

77019: River Oaks, Montrose
Roger Kent Battle

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Battle lives in an apartment at 1600 Kirby Drive near Brentwood, which is north of Inwood. He's disabled, and DPS says he was convicted in 1992 of attempted aggravated rape of a female.

Michael Fratus

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Lives in the 2000 block of Hazard in the `Trose; in 1993 was convicted of indecency with a child in regards to a seven-year-old girl.

Michael McDonough

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Lives in an apartment in the 2100 block of Welch in Montrose. Convicted in 2008 of possession with the intent to distribute child pornography.

77024: Memorial, the Villages
Jerry Jax

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In a tucked-away home in the woods where he comes under the jurisdiction of the Memorial Villages Police Department, the 83-year-old Jax was convicted three years ago of indecent exposure to a 38-year-old female.

Jack Sayyah

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Lives in the 9100 block of Briar Forest near Bunker Hill Drive; Sayyah was convicted in 1992 of exposing himself to a 10-year-old female.

John Johnson

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Lives in an apartment on the Katy Freeway near Gessner; convicted in 1995 of sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl.

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26 comments
Texasguy69
Texasguy69

Not all registered SO's are "predators". I did 6 years because if an email I did not delete. The law was on their side, however what got me released (and applying for a pardon for) was a report that Carolyn Canville did on Fox 26 a few years back. She caught US Customs Agent lying, "didnt recall"  meeting with me and another about working for them, she mysteriously found the document that proved him wrong. I've been on Fox news a couple times, not with handcuffs on, but commenting and debating with Michael Berry on the morning show how DPS SHOULD have the employment info on the website. I'm an old crook from the old days, property crimes etc...and yup I did it, bigtime. Now i also work in the legal field, exposed the Pyscho attorney who had four people die mysterious deaths around him, great relationship with HPD, Andy Khan, and great credibility. One sex offender I met and read transcripts of his trial was the case of a guy who got caught pissing behind a dumpster because Abdul and Habib wouldnt let him use the restroom in the store. He was seen by a "perfect" family riding bike, cops were called and was given 13 years for indecency with a child no contact. Oh get caught having sex in car with your wife...ur a SO. Get caught on MySpace chatting with a listed 23 year old who really is 16, you're an SO whether you like it or not. I dont condone any freak who rapes a woman or a child. I've helped lock up 3 SO's. One word of advice, watch those emails and pop ups, because what you dont know can get you in prison.

Nikki Smith
Nikki Smith

There is something about this that seems shitty to me. First, what does "Ritzy" mean? What does it really mean. Child molesters and sex criminals are frightening living in any neighborhood. It's particularly disturbing when they live in areas with a lot of small children, but "ritzy" connotes "rich, white people". Should we be especially concerned for rich people? I am a parent and I never let my guard down in public around strangers, or even neighbors. You can flash all the creepy pictures you want, it ultimately results in more outrage than crime prevention.

lux
lux

Not to seem like an advocate for the perversity of some of these crimes (a one year old, dude?), but what is the point of this story? To extend their crucifixion to a larger audience? These cases are already a matter of public record. I absolutely believe that parents with children in the vicinity of their residences should be notified, but to blindly pick these guys out for no other reason than to further humiliate them for their regretful pasts seems rather shallow.

Shallow and ironic considering the hot water Village Voice is already in regarding profiting from the exploitation of minors. Really guys? Is their such a lack of things to talk about that we're resorting bullying? Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Doug
Doug

I'll bring a rope. You find a tree.

That was the point of singling out these folks who have already been punished by the state for their crimes, right?

Guest
Guest

Roger Kent Battle lives in an apartment at that address? That's a mansion. Is he in someone's garage apartment? Betting there's more to his story.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Creeptastic. Always a shock when you enter your zip code on the website. Edit: There are a few in my neighborhood. They are low to moderate level, but still unnerving nonetheless. It's weird how it's almost impossible to walk a block and not have some sort of sex offender living on it.

Pancho_of_SpringBrancho
Pancho_of_SpringBrancho

shillkunt's boyfriend is a really sicko as well. could you imagine burying yer mug in that sweaty box?

Guest
Guest

ooh! Oprah-y!

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

There used to be three or four at any given time in the Skylane Apartments on Richmond, but I think they've turned the corner there.

H_e_x
H_e_x

I remember that guy. Strange story if there ever was one.

Shewolf33
Shewolf33

The Village Voice in "hot water....regarding profiting from the exploitation of minors"?

Want to be a little more specific about that? Can you be?

Tyler4all
Tyler4all

The point of the story is to inform the citizens of Houston who might be leaving right next door , in case they didn't know. Nowhere is it inciting violence against these people.

DeSotoJim
DeSotoJim

"Journalists" love doing articles on sex offenders. Sex sells newspapers. Sex offenders stories are proven ways to get TV ratings. It does not matter if it ruins someone's life who has already been released back into society after fulfilling their jail term. There are all kinds of levels of "sex offenders" yet the criminal justice system tags ALL of them for life with that label. It makes no difference if an teenage boy slept with a girl who was technically a minor, i.e., one year apart or whether the person was a serial rapist. The same label would apply for a lifetime. If "Society" really feels that none of these individuals, regardless of the level of the offense, should not be let back into the general population then let's start funding dozens of new prisons to hold the tens of thousands of them in there forever. Or would it be better to just line ALL of them up against a wall and shoot them all? "Journalists" and TV "Reporters" (Dolcefino comes to mind) never talk about that aspect. If they ARE going to be released into society then they have to live somewhere. This piece of crap exposing all these old men to ridicule is just that...and something that we have sadly come to expect from rags like The Houston Press and The Houston Chronicle and Channel 13. Gutter Journalism.

ThurstonH3
ThurstonH3

Yeah, sorta agree with this line of thinking, in a somewhat torn way. I think Ted Koppel did a good piece on this a while back. The central question to address: if someone has transgressed, broken the law, and then has been punished and treated, why do we maintain this Scarlet Letter type of justice?

One possible answer is that this behaviour is genetically based and is likely to recur, so that it becomes a public health and safety type of service. Beware of these people in your 'hood, and keep the kidos away.

On the other hand, recidivism is probably high with many crimes and the same argument might be made.

Tea Party Now!
Tea Party Now!

That's unfair. Rich people can be just as sick as anyone else. To suggest that rich people are not capable of raping children, well... that's just class warfare. You Obama-socialists want to take away the rapable children from the rich and redistribute them to the welfare kings. Well, that's not going to happen on the Tea Party's watch!

Go back to Russia, pinko!

PlimptonR
PlimptonR

Ironic you mention Dolcefino; didn't he have his own go-round with a woman who accused him of date rape?

Tyler4all
Tyler4all

Notifying people about where sex offenders live is in no way comparable to shooting them firing squad-style. Exaggerations like that really have no place here. On the other hand, it is pretty easy to go through life without sexually molesting anyone. Sure there are cases where a young boy had sex with a young girl and the boy is the one that pays the consequences. But the old man that was indecent with a one-year old? What is the thought process there? He is either just a sick twisted pervert or has zero ability to control his urges. Either way, people deserve to know who lives around them. Yes, it's a matter of public record but who actually looks that up when moving to a new neighborhood? and if you think the Houston Press is a rag why are you commenting on its forum?

gsrben
gsrben

Good god, You are crazy "Tea Party Now"!!! Guest said nothing about the rich not being capable of rape(or that funny word you made up "rapable" hahaha). He simply said there is a Mansion where the article stated an apartment was. This has nothing to do with politics!!

Fontinadel
Fontinadel

...and can you comment about how that case was disposed of?do you know?

Tea Party Now!
Tea Party Now!

Oh, I see. You're one of those lazy PARASITE LIBTARDS who sit all day around doing DRUGS and expecting the government to just HAND YOU a child to rape.

The gravy train ends in 2012, LIBBY! We're tired of supporting you! Under PRESIDENT BACHMANN, you're going to have to go out and hide in the bushes by the bus stop like other proud hard-raping AMERICANS do everyday!

TEA PARTY TODAY!!! TEA PARTY TOMORROW!!! TEA PARTY FOREVER!!!!

Guest
Guest

So, you find child rape funny, gsrben?

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