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FOUR SEX OFFENDERS TARGETED ON
MOST WANTED LIST ARE LOCATED
sex offenders featured on the Most Wanted Lists
of the Hampden Superior Court and Franklin
Superior Court Probation Departments have been
located thanks to tips the probation department
received from the public.
of the four convicted sex offenders featured
on the "Most Wanted" list of the Hampden Superior
Court Probation Department were located last
week, less than a month after the list was
made available to the public.
want to thank those people who called in tips
to our department. The information you provided
resulted in the apprehension of one offender
and the location of another. Your contributions
are immeasurable," said Hampden Superior Court
Chief Probation Officer Michael Ghazil.
Felix Sabater, 34, was found in Holyoke last
week, less than a month after Hampden Superior
Court Probation asked for the public's help
in locating the offender.
convicted sex offender, Sabator was on probation
for heroin distribution. He failed to report
to his probation officer, register as a sex
offender, complete community service and pay
a probation fee.
was brought into court last Wednesday and ordered
held on $25,000 cash or $250,000 surety on
the violation of probation charges.
officials also received a lead on the whereabouts
of Timothy Tassinari, another sex offender
featured on the Most Wanted list. Tassinari,
who went missing in April 2004, is doing time
in a Florida jail. Details on why Tassinari
is serving an 18-month sentence at the Jefferson
Correctional Institution in Monticello, Florida
for failure to register as a sex offender.
39 and formerly of Palmer, was on probation
for indecent assault and battery. He failed
to attend sex offender treatment, register
as a sex offender, and failure to appear before
the court for a probation hearing. He was placed
on probation for allegedly molesting a young
to court records, Tassinari entered an unlocked
apartment where he found a young man sleeping
and proceeded to sexually assault him.
two sex offenders, featured on the "Most Wanted" list
of the Franklin Superior Court Probation Department,
were located within in days. Both men, Eric
Foshay and Gene P. Forcier, had a history of
sexually abusing children.
Foshay, 34 and a Level II sex offender, was
found fishing in Athol in an area where a summer
camp for children is located, according to
local police reports. The camp was locked down
as local police initiated a manhunt for Foshay,
who upon being discovered retreated to the
woods. Foshay was apprehended by local police.
He is in custody and is scheduled to appear
in court for a violation of probation hearing
October 3, 2005.
was placed on probation after serving 2 ½ years
at MCI-Cedar Junction for three counts of rape
of a child. He was released on June 25, 2003
and was given five years probation. When he
failed to report to his probation officer on
June 3, 2005, a warrant was issued. Foshay
also failed to notify the probation department
of his change of address and failure to continue
sex offender treatment and counseling.
P. Forcier, 30, was found in Florida on August
19 th where he remains in the custody of the
Florida Department of Corrections. Forcier
is being detained on a warrant issued by Franklin
Superior Court Probation, pending a violation
of probation hearing. He was on probation for
rape of a child when he failed to report to
his probation officer in 2001. A warrant for
his arrest was issued on June 28, 2001. Forcier
was originally given a split sentence and served
two and half years in the House of Correction
for indecent assault and battery on a child
under 14. He was released from prison on August
26, 2000 and placed on probation for five years.
Forcier also failed to notify the probation
department of a change of address, and he failed
to remain in sex offender treatment as determined
by probation. According to information provided
to the court, Forcier fled to Florida prior
to being classified as a sex offender by the
Sex Offender Registry Board.