Convicted pedophile and sex offender Oren Corrido was arrested last week for allegedly chatting with minors online, a violation of his latest prison sentence.
Corrido was arrested on Thursday in a sting operation carried out by the Israel Prisons Service’s Tzur Unit, tasked with monitoring sex offenders after their release from prison.
Tzur investigators found that Corrido was befriending children on social media sites under an assumed name.
The online activity is a violation of Corrido’s parole from prison, where he recently completed a two-year sentence for a variety of pedophilia-related charges.
Oren Corrido and his brother Shlomi have a long history of sexual offenses against children.
In 2009, the brothers were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a 14-year-old boy in Haifa. Charges in that case were eventually dropped due to lack of evidence.
A year later, Oren Corrido was arrested after he showed up to meet someone he thought was a 15-year-old he had met online. He was actually in contact with an investigative journalist from Channel 1 news, and was promptly arrested.
In 2015, Oren and Shlomi Corrido were arrested on suspicion of attempting to lure two 7-year-old children who lived in their family’s Tel Aviv apartment building over for sex.
Shlomi Corrido was arrested last year in Tel Aviv for possessing child pornography.
After their 2009 arrest, the Corrido brothers agreed to undergo voluntary chemical castration, but stopped after several weeks and never completed the treatment.
On Sunday, the Haifa Magistrate’s Court ordered Corrido hospitalized in the Tirat Hacarmel Mental Health Center pending the results of a psychiatric evaluation.
During the hearing, Corrido denied violating the terms of his parole.
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