NOTE: Before you read this understand I knew this man! He was my former co-worker and I would talk to him and I never knew these things. I was stunned to learn that this was him and to a degree it really hurts to know this man was a registered sex offender since 2005, but he worked along with us.
A registered sex offender was arrested after a runaway 16-year-old girl was found in his Fairfax City apartment.
Paul Tamney, who is 51, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said Tamney had met the girl online before she ran away from home, and that Tamney helped her run away from home.
They also said that the two had engaged in a consensual sex act in Tamney’s apartment, in the 10300 block of Layton Hall Drive. Tamney had been a registered sex offender since 2005.
The girl was found after police in Fairfax received a report that she was in Tamney’s apartment.
“I know that he would sit up there and stare … especially during the summer,” said a teen girl who lived in the apartment below Tamney, and spoke to News4 with the permission of her mother. “It was weird. He was always weird.”
Tamney is being held without bond.
In addition to this story, I never many things about Paul. I do not condone what he did but his life has been tragic and devastating. I pray he gets help and he gets it soon!
Struck Down – Once inches from death’s door, actor Paul Tamney is finding his way back to the stage. – By Justin Hayford
Paul Tamney intended November 7, 1998, to be his last night on a Chicago stage. He’d been planning to walk away for months, when Theater Oobleck’s Necessity closed. But he had no idea how catastrophic that Saturday-night exit would be.
Tamney, who was 36, had dedicated 14 years to storefront theater, appearing with companies like the Curious Theatre Branch, Oobleck, Redmoon, and the Neo-Futurists. A talented physical comedian and a devotee of David Mamet–who’d once visited his acting class at the Goodman theater school and advised them all to drop out–Tamney consistently turned in some of the most inventive, convincing performances on any stage in the city. But after years without commercial success, New York beckoned. He’d performed the previous two summers at the New York International Fringe Festival and felt his future was there. Still, on the night Necessity closed, he felt “profoundly sad about [leaving], and kind of alone in this sadness, for Chicago didn’t really care, the theater didn’t really care.”
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