Sex offender flags down police to admit abusing a child

  • Newly released body cam footage shows an Ohio sex offender flag down police to admit he abused a child
  • Mark Fry cried while in the back of a police cruiser in Richfield back in July
  • He told the officer: 'I'm sick,' while holding his head down in the back seat
  • The young victim was sitting in the back of Fry's vehicle at the time he flagged down police
  • Fry pleaded guilty to the child sex crimes in Cuyahoga County and received a sentence of 35 years to life

By Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:59 EST, 14 February 2018 | Updated: 21:14 EST, 14 February 2018

Body cam footage shows the shocking moment an Ohio sex offender flagged down police on the highway to reveal he had assaulted a child.

In the newly released video, 22-year-old Mark Fry can be heard sobbing while sitting in the back of a police cruiser in Richfield during the July incident.

'I'm sick,' a shirtless Fry cries out the officer, while holding his head down in the back seat.

'I understand that you're sick, but what did you do?,' the officer asks Fry. 

Newly released body cam footage shows an Ohio sex offender flag down police to admit he abused a child
Newly released body cam footage shows an Ohio sex offender flag down police to admit he abused a child

Newly released body cam footage shows an Ohio sex offender flag down police to admit he abused a child

Mark Fry is heard crying while sitting in the back of a police cruiser in Richfield back in July
Mark Fry is heard crying while sitting in the back of a police cruiser in Richfield back in July

Mark Fry is heard crying while sitting in the back of a police cruiser in Richfield back in July

He told the officer he is 'sick' and that his young victim would 'tell you about it' while in the cruiser
He told the officer he is 'sick' and that his young victim would 'tell you about it' while in the cruiser

He told the officer he is 'sick' and that his young victim would 'tell you about it' while in the cruiser

Fry said he was trying to get to the police station, but did not know where it was located
Fry said he was trying to get to the police station, but did not know where it was located

Fry said he was trying to get to the police station, but did not know where it was located

'I hurt her,' Fry is heard crying out. Officer responds, 'Yeah? How?' 

The offender then replies: 'In a way somebody should never be hurt.'

The officer said: 'You're obviously here for a reason,' and the man replied: 'She'll tell you about it.' 

The young victim was still sitting in the back of Fry's vehicle at the time he flagged down police, Fox 8 Cleveland reports.  

Fry pleaded guilty to the child sex crimes in Cuyahoga County and received a sentence of 35 years to life
Fry pleaded guilty to the child sex crimes in Cuyahoga County and received a sentence of 35 years to life

Fry pleaded guilty to the child sex crimes in Cuyahoga County and received a sentence of 35 years to life

According, News 5 Cleveland, Fry reportedly raped the child, who was just 7-years-old, after he took her from her home on Ruby Avenue hours prior to the police incident.

Fry said during the hysterical incident he was trying to get to the police station, but did not know where it was located. 

'I pulled in here and stopped, he pulled in here and said, 'take me to jail... I did something really bad,' the officers says in the video.  

'What happened with Mark Fry is by far the exception to the rule,' Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Jeff Schnatter (pictured) said
'What happened with Mark Fry is by far the exception to the rule,' Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Jeff Schnatter (pictured) said

'What happened with Mark Fry is by far the exception to the rule,' Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Jeff Schnatter (pictured) said

Fry's court case had just closed. He pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County Court
Fry's court case had just closed. He pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County Court

Fry's court case had just closed. He pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County Court

According to the local news station, Fry's court case had just closed.

Fry pleaded guilty to the child sex crimes in Cuyahoga County Court. He received a sentence of 35 years to life. 

'What happened with Mark Fry is by far the exception to the rule,' Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Jeff Schnatter said in a statement to Fox 8.

'Obviously there's a lot of news about victims of sex offenses coming forward, so I think there's a feeling of safety to come forward.'  

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