"Parole Commissioner Charged with Sex Offense," 18 Pro Se 4 (2008), pg. 6.
"A New York State Parole Board Commissioner was arrested in October and charged with trying to set up a sexual liaison with two under-aged girls. The Commissioner, Chris Ortloff, 61, was arrested in an Albany-area hotel by federal officials. According to the officials, Ortloff thought he was going to be meeting a 12-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister who were to be dropped off by a parent. Ortloff was charged federally with using the Internet to solicit sex from under-aged girls. If convicted, he faces 10 years to life and a $250,000 fine. Ortloff is a former State assembly member representing the Plattsburgh area. Ortloff rose to the rank of Assistant Minority Leader and was considered a tough-on-crime legislator, and often called for stronger criminal justice laws, particularly for crimes against children. In 2006, then-Governor Pataki appointed him to the Parole Board, where he was part of panels who interviewed inmates before voting whether to authorize their release. He now faces up to life in federal prison."