Sex offender charged with importuning

Recently released sex offender returns behind bars. (WDTN)

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – A sex offender was back in court Monday on new charges.

Andrew Mathias is now charged with importuning and violating parole.

He was arrested Friday, accused of following two teenage girls and asking one for sex. The girls sought refuge at the Miami County Library only blocks from the jail where Mathias served time.

The reported incident happened only hours after his release from jail.

Mathias was charged in 2011 and labeled a tier one sex offender.

Bond was set at $15,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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