State Police, SORB Add Five to List of Most Wanted Sex Offenders
The 10 wanted persons on the list are Level 3 sex offenders - those deemed to be at the highest risk of committing another sex crime and a danger to the community. All have failed to register with the board as required by law.
Wanted posters with photos of new additions to the Most Wanted List may be viewed at www.mass.gov/msp/wanted/sexoffenders/wanted-sexoffenders.htm. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted sex offenders is urged to call Massachusetts State Police at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873) or (508) 820-2121.
The new additions to the list are as follows:
- CARLOS I. BELTRAN, 43, wanted by Haverhill Police for indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and failure to register as a sex offender, and by Newton Police for violation of an abuse prevention order. BELTRAN was previously convicted of indecent assault and battery in 2006 and served 18 months in state prison. BELTRAN is white with a fair complexion, 5'10" tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
- JOHN M. KING, 35, wanted by Worcester Police for a probation violation, failure to register as a sex offender and breaking and entering in the daytime. KING was convicted of rape in 1999 and sentenced to six years in state prison. KING is white with a medium complexion, 6'6" tall, 300 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
- MARCUS NELSON, 47, wanted by Lynn Police for failure to register as a sex offender. NELSON was convicted of aggravated rape in 1996 and sentenced to state prison. NELSON is black with a medium complexion, 5'8" tall, 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
- DONALD TURNER, 41, wanted by Boston Police for failure to register as a sex offender and assault and battery. TURNER was convicted of rape in Alabama in 1992 and served a jail term there, and also was convicted of rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over in Massachusetts in 1997. TURNER is black with a medium complexion, 6' tall, 270 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
- WILLIAM VELEZ JR., 27, wanted by Waltham Police for home invasion, failure to register as a sex offender, and larceny under $250, and by Boston Police for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. VELEZ was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 in 2006.
- VELEZ is Hispanic with a medium complexion, 5'9" tall, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
The new additions join four other wanted sex offenders, already on the list, who remain at large:
- RYAN E. LOVELL, 25, previously convicted for assault and battery on a child and currently wanted by police in Worcester and Montana for failure to register as a sex offender;
- STEVEN M. COOPER, 42, previously convicted of rape and currently wanted by Springfield Police for failure to register as a sex offender and rape;
- JOSE A. DAVILA, 39, previously convicted of rape and abuse of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child and currently wanted by Holyoke Police for failure to register as a sex offender and trespassing; and
- ANGEL MARTINEZ, 42, previously convicted of rape of a child, indecent assault and battery, and posing a child in the nude and currently wanted by Massachusetts State Police and Chelsea Police for failure to register as a sex offender, rape and abuse of a child, and posing a child in the nude.
A tenth fugitive, ERIC A. MORALES, 33, wanted by Fitchburg Police for failing to register as required by his previous rape conviction, was destined for inclusion on the list until his capture in late June.
"The Massachusetts State Police view the capture of these violent fugitives as a core part of our mission to protect the citizens of our state, and we will do everything in our power to find them and bring them to justice," said Colonel Mark F. Delaney, superintendent of the State Police. "Apprehending these men, and ensuring their compliance with the Sex Offender Registry requirements, is an important step toward keeping our neighborhoods safe."
Saundra Edwards, chair of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, said: "We commend the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section for all its efforts in partnering with SORB helping protect the citizens of Massachusetts. Parents and anyone who might recognize these individuals can help safeguard their families and communities by keeping a sharp eye out for these offenders and report any information to the State Police."