Mullen

OAKFIELD - An Oakfield man who when he was 17 was convicted of sexually assaulting a child at knifepoint has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child under 11 years old, state police said.

Steven A. Mullen, 33, was arrested Tuesday at his place of employment and also faces charges of violating terms of the sex offender registry.

Mullen was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, failure to report a change in status as a registered sex offender and offering a false instrument for filing.

Mullen was arraigned and committed to Genesee County Jail.

The sex abuse charge stems from a complaint made May 21 in Oakfield.

State police did not offer any additional information.

Mullen has a history of violating terms of the sex offender registry and has served two state prison terms.

When he was 17, in 2003, he sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl at knifepoint, threatening to “rip her brains out” if she didn’t comply.

He was sentenced to 10 years of probation in 2004.

A year later he violated terms of the probation four times and was sentenced to two years and six months in state prison, was released and violated parole.

In 2012, Mullen was arrested and charged with burglarizing a house in Elba and later was charged with violating sex offender registry requirements.

He was sentenced to three-to-six years in prison. He was released in early 2016.

Mullen is a Level 2 offender on the state registry.

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