Former STATIC-X Guitarist Back In Jail

According to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections, former STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen — whose real name is Tod Rex Salvador — is back in jail as of December 10, 2008 following an apparent parole violation. He is currently scheduled to be released on October 19, 2009.

Eisen's "offender details" can be viewed by going to this location and entering the following information:

Last name: Salvador
First name: Tod

Tripp Eisen was paroled from the Mid-State Correctional Facility and was released from custody on April 17, 2007 after serving time for allegedly meeting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in January 2005.

Eisen was arrested in Orange County, California in late February 2005. The then-39-year-old musician allegedly met the Sayreville, New Jersey girl on the Internet, drove from Pennsylvania on January 7, 2005 to meet her, and assaulted her in a shopping center in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The girl's mother found out about the incident and alerted police.

In a separate incident, Eisen was arrested on February 10, 2005 on one felony count of crimes against children. Authorities from the Orange County (California) Sheriff's Department found the musician sleeping in a parked car with an underage female with whom he'd just had sexual intercourse, according to Bergen, New Jersey's The Record. Eisen was taken into custody and released on $100,000 bail several hours later.

Steve Meister, Eisen's defense counsel for his California criminal case, told MTV.com back in 2005 that the guitarist accepted the terms of a plea bargain on June 24, 2005. "He acknowledged his responsibility," Meister said, and pleaded guilty to two felony counts of engaging in unlawful sex with a minor. He was sentenced to a term of one year, but because he'd been in custody since late February, "[Eisen] had substantial custody credits" and wound up "serving just a couple of months."

"The [California accuser's] credibility was very shaky," explained Meister. "She told people she was anywhere from 14 to 19. She told a cop one age, a detective another, [Eisen] another. She met him at an 18-and-older club, so she either had a fake ID or lied to the bouncers. We weakened the prosecution's case, but really, [Eisen] had a reasonable, good-faith belief that she was an adult."

Photo below courtesy of New Jersey Department of Corrections.

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