Syracuse's 'most prolific sex offender' given $250,000 bail

Mark Carrigan

The man Syracuse Police say is the city's "most prolific sex offender" went before a judge Friday morning, related to his most recent indictment for child sex abuse.

Judge Thomas Miller set bail at $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond for 46-year-old Mark Carrigan, who is now due back in Onondaga County Court on December 6.

Carrigan was arraigned on October 8 on several charges related to sex crimes involving a 14-year-old boy in July. Carrigan is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with the boy, whom he had befriended and driven to school.

He was most recently arrested in July after violating probation upon release from jail. Syracuse Police then released his criminal history, which revealed he had been arrested 16 times for 40 charges since the late 1980's.

Carrigan is a level 3 sex offender and has been convicted of three felonies and twelve misdemeanors.