Robert Dowe Coleman, a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.

Many readers have asked for a mug shot of Robert Dowe Coleman, the now registered sex offender living on Bryn Mawr in University Park. It looks like I got a cropped pic from a J.Crew catalogue for seniors but what can I say, just because you’re a pedophile doesn’t mean you’re not preppy.

See this Friday’s print product for more on Coleman

24 thoughts on “Robert Dowe Coleman, a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.

  • December 8, 2010 at 4:16 pm
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    Thanks Merritt. Your hard work and diligence on pursuing information and informing the public is appreciated. They should honor you with keys to the city.

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  • December 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm
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    Merritt, ditto to the above and thanks, but….yikes. Those eyes. That’s a face that will haunt my dreams.

    And is that a Home Depot apron?

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  • December 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm
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    Ditto what Bluebird said…excellent reporting & followup. Rather than having a J. Crew moment when I gaze upon this mugshot, I seem to hear the dulcet strings of “Dueling Banjos”. You know, the theme from ‘Deliverance”.

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  • December 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm
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    icky but thank you merritt

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  • December 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm
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    Merit you nailed it on this one. I don’t always agree with you on your choice of topics and some annoy me…but I know it’s kind of your job to stir things up. Thank you for your service to all who live in the PC for exposing this predator. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

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  • December 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm
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    My mother was wrong. Sometimes you can judge a book by it’s cover.

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  • December 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm
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    Robert Coleman’s picture & all facts that have been uncovered needs to be delivered to every household in the Park Cities so that our fellow citizens are aware of the threat that lives in this area. Anyone with additional information or questions needs to contact the University Park authorities.

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  • December 9, 2010 at 9:46 am
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    @WCM, I’m commenting on your post to the Mistletoe thread. I didn’t want to post a comment there and turn that young man’s industry into a Coleman thread. I can’t join you with a chuckle on your comment. I already made the mistake of minimizing the seriousness of Coleman’s crimes. It is easy to make light of his situation. However, his history speaks of someone of singular appetites and a lack of conscious. The people who engage in this kind of behavior can not be taken lightly. There is an ongoing attempt by this crowd to reform the age of consent downwards. There are enablers who are spending time and money to try to abrogate the sex offender registration laws around the country. If you want to be really informed about the extent to which pedophiles will go to satiate their appetites and/or try to get their behavior seen as normal check out the anti-pedophile websites absolutezerouited.blogspot.com or perverted-justice.com. I don’t think you will be as cavalier with your comments after you do.

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  • December 9, 2010 at 10:39 am
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    Sorry for the typo: absolutezerounited.blogspot.com

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  • December 9, 2010 at 10:44 am
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    @ James Tucker-I agree I found no humor in that comment! Since the latest victims are our very close friends that remark did not set well with our family! We also appreciate the fact that you admit your comments early on were inaccurate. Something more needs to be done!

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  • December 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm
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    That is the face of evil, pure and simple.

    And I’d say that if he had the face of an angel. Pedophiles come in all shapes and sizes, colors and faces. But evil they are.

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  • December 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm
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    @ Citizen Alert – It was a poor attempt at humor. Please accept my apologies.
    @ James Tucker – Thanks for not posting on the mistletoe thread. I feel bad for doing that. If you read my numerous posts regarding the pedophile, you will realize that I don’t take this subject lightly and that you are preaching to the choir.

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  • December 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm
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    two words: chemical castration

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  • December 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm
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    Thanks for posting! Still awaiting him to appear on the sex offender registry. It should be any day. Thanks for providing so this can get out to all.

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  • December 11, 2010 at 9:51 am
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    Good article in Friday’s paper, Merritt – thanks.
    Maybe this goes without saying, and please don’t flame me for saying this, but I do think now is a good time for a reminder that suggesting any kind of physical or violent response against Mr. Coleman is not a good idea. Even on an “anonymous” blog. This situation is already ugly and tragic enough for the victims – let’s not make it worse.

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  • December 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm
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    Thanks Merritt. This is important information for our community, thank you for being on top of it and looking out for all of us….I’ll be a new subscriber because of this.

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  • December 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm
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    Does anyone know if he has a dog? I see someone walking a dog with a baseball cap frequently and can’t tell if it is him?

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  • December 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm
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    Thank you, Officer Merritt Patterson. I just ran across these articles while looking up UP untility billing. Ugh, what a horrible man. Will definitely be warning my kids about this guy. Creepy.

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  • December 18, 2010 at 9:02 am
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    I think i’ve seen him walking a dog…and no ball cap but a wig.

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  • February 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm
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    TY: up mom, UP resident & Merritt.
    Feb update – I wish i had kept tabs on these comments. I think I saw him walking his dog during one of the recent snow days or last weekend. I believe he was walking a b/w spaniel?
    He had a ball cap on w/ long blondish/grayish/white curly frizzy hair coming out the back.
    He asked if I had a dog who was loose, as he had seen one running on Lomo Alto. How did he know I even had a dog? Now he knows my dogs name. I am an idiot. I felt a creepy sensation as soon as he left. Surely after all of his recent activities, getting caught filming, then subsequent registering – he is not already “on the street” looking for a new little boy? I cannot stand alarmists, but I now fear that was him on the hunt.
    Please provide details of his vehicle & dog.

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