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An Ohio sex offender has captured national attention after he flagged down police and admitted to abusing a child (video below).

In a video, 22-year-old Mark Fry can be heard sobbing while confessing to his crimes in July 2017, reports the Daily Mail.

"I'm sick," a shirtless Fry cries out to the officer.

"I understand that you're sick, but what did you do?," the officer asks in response.

"I hurt her," Fry is heard crying out referring to the 7-year-old victim still sitting in the back of Fry's car at the time he flagged down police.

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"In a way somebody should never be hurt," he added, when police asked him how.

"She'll tell you about it," continued Fry.

It was then revealed Fry had raped the child after he took her from her home only a few hours prior.

Afterward, Fry frantically tried to turn himself into a police station.

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"I pulled in here and stopped, he pulled in here and said, "Take me to jail ... I did something really bad,"' the officer says in the video, reports Fox 8.

Fry pleaded guilty to the child sex crimes and may receive a sentence of 35 years to life.

While prosecutors say Fry's case is rare, they noted there has been an increase in sex assault cases leading to indictment.

"What happened with Mark Fry is by far the exception to the rule," Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Jeff Schnatter said in a statement. "Obviously there's a lot of news about victims of sex offenses coming forward, so I think there's a feeling of safety to come forward."

While unusual, it's not the first time an individual has confessed to such a crime.

In Minnesota, a man from Michigan admitted to attempting to sexually assault a 7-year-old girl while staying as an Airbnb guest at her home, reports the Star Tribune.

Derrick Aaron Kinchen, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted second-degree criminal sexual conduct of a victim under age 13.

Kinchen admitted to going to a wedding and returning drunk to the home around midnight.

About 15 minutes later, the father caught Kinchen in bed naked next to his daughter. Kinchen fled the home and fell asleep in a neighbor's boat until a police dog bit him and he was arrested.

Kinchen says all he remembers is drinking a lot, going to the bathroom, thinking he was going back to his room, and people yelling at him before he ran.

Sources: Daily MailFox 8, Star Tribune / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Skiddie2003/Wikimedia Commons, Steven Straiton/Flickr

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