State Police Continue To Crack Down On Massachusetts Sex Offenders

As the Boston Globe has been reporting, the Massachusetts State Police are continuing their search for ten sex offenders wanted for new crimes in the Commonwealth.

Some of the Level 3 offenders, classified as those at the highest risk of re-offending, are wanted for crimes including rape of a child with force and failure to register as a sex offender, State Police said in a statement. The suspects are all men ranging in age from 33 to 54, authorities said.

Four convicted child rapists being sought on failure to register charges were identified tonight as Franklin (Campbell) Miller, 33, wanted by Fitchburg police; Michael V. Martinez, 38, wanted by Lawrence police; Samuel Harper Jr., 46, wanted by State Police; and Elwood J. Johnson, 54, wanted by Worcester police.

Another suspect wanted on charges of failure to register, by Fitchburg police, Robert H. Griggs Jr., 51, has prior convictions including aggravated sexual assault of a child in Texas, State Police said.

Two other suspects on the list are being sought on new child assault charges, according to State Police. They were identified tonight as Caesar J. Delgado, 44, wanted by State Police on multiple child rape charges, and Michael O. Kelly, 34, wanted by Boston police for indecent assault and battery on a child.

Two convicted rapists being sought on failure to register charges were identified as Steven Michael Cooper, 43, wanted by Springfield police, and Steven M. Hescock, 34, wanted by Revere police.

Cooper is also wanted by Springfield police on a rape charge. Hescock is also being sought by Medford police on larceny charges.

One other man, Carlos I. Beltran, 44, has an indecent assault and battery conviction and is currently wanted by Haverhill police on that charge, as well as failing to register and violating an abuse prevention order, according to authorities.

Colonel Marian J. McGovern, superintendent of the State Police, blasted the suspects in a statement tonight.

“These predators are among the worst of the worst,” she said. “Many of them have preyed on children, many are multiple offenders, and all are trying to elude the law that requires that they register so we can keep track of them. Finding these men is a priority of the Massachusetts State Police.”

More information on the suspects is available at www.mass.gov/msp/wanted/sexoffenders/wanted-sexoffenders.htm.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call State Police at 508-820-2121 or 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873).

The failure to register as a sex offender is a serious crime in Massachusetts with devastating consequences. If you have questions regarding your Massachusetts sex offender classification or are already a registered Massachusetts sex offender who wants assistance in reviewing or challenging his or her classification, or to request further information, you need a Boston sex offender attorney. Please contact Attorney Crouch at (617) 441-5111 or email him to set up a free, initial consultation. To request further information please contact us.