Struthers sex offender receives more jail time for probation violation

Bares was sentenced to another 150 days in prison

Photos provided from Struthers parade.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Struthers man with a history of convictions for sex crimes will have to spend more time behind bars for violating the terms of his release from prison.

James Bares was arrested on July 4 after being spotted driving in a parade as a volunteer for Mahoning County Judge candidate Anthony D’Apolito’s campaign. At the time, he was prohibited from being around young children without approved supervision.

A parade-watcher took images of Bares driving the parade vehicle with children in the back. Police contacted Bares’ probation officer, who confirmed to police that Bares’ participation in the parade was in violation of his parole.

This week, officials with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority held a hearing into Bares’ violation and determined he must now serve another 150 days in prison.

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