Sex Offender Skips Out on Parole Days After Release

Last time Rickey Robbins was released he allegedly attacked two women.

ByABC News
December 16, 2008, 3:16 PM

Dec. 17, 2008 — -- A serial sex offender who was arrested earlier this year for fleeing his parole supervision was released from prison again last week -- and he promptly went on the lam, authorities told

Rickey Allen Robbins, who has a history of rape and viewing child pornography, was released from the Oregon State Penitentiary Dec. 10, and on Dec. 12 a warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to meet with his parole officer.

"I am extremely concerned about public safety," said his parole officer Fawn Teague. "If anyone sees Robbins they need to call 911, stay away and don't try to apprehend him."

This is not the first time Robbins, 58, has violated his probation terms.

In 1983, Robbins was convicted and served time for breaking into an Oregon woman's home and raping her. The victim was able to escape, shoot Robbins and help apprehend him. When Robbins was let out on parole in 2007 he fled from his parole supervision.

Authorities said that while Robbins was on the run he traveled to upstate New York, where police eventually linked his DNA to a hat found outside the home of a woman who had reported having her legs rubbed by a stranger who had broken into her house while she slept.

Police later found another report of a similar incident in the same area in which a victim reported having been woken up and held down by a male suspect who told her "sorry" before he fled.

Robbins was apprehended again in May 2008 when he was found viewing child pornography in a university library in New Orleans, according to Oregon police.

Oregon authorities declined to elaborate on the child pornography charges and would say only that Robbins was extradited back to Oregon where he served time for the probation violation.

Scott Berkowitz, the president and founder of Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, or RAINN,, was discouraged to hear about Robbins' disappearance.

"Sadly, this is not an isolated incident," said Berkowitz in an e-mail message sent to "There are currently hundreds of thousands of missing sex offenders in the U.S., and this latest case in Oregon only goes to show the need for tougher penalties and longer prison sentences for convicted sex offenders."