HARTFORD POLICE SWEEP OF CHILD SEXUAL PREDATORS
(Hartford) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts today announced the Hartford Police Department Detective Bureau Juvenile Investigative Division initiated a multi-agency arrest and apprehension sweep of non-compliant registered sex offenders and child sexual assault predators.
The “sweep”, conducted on September 1st, 2011, was the result of 43 investigations and included visits to 61 locations and 28 arrests. Lead by detectives from the Juvenile Investigative Division’s Sex Offender Registry Unit and Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations Team, the multi-agency effort included Deputy Marshals from the United States Marshals Service, Connecticut District, Troopers from the Connecticut State Police, Probation Officers from the Connecticut Judicial Branch Adult Probation, Parole Officers from the Connecticut Department of Corrections Division of Parole, a Case worker from the Department of Children and Families, and Police Officers from the Hartford Police Department Community Services Bureau The Operation was further aided by the New Britain and Manchester Police Departments who assisted in locating wanted sex offenders who were currently residing in their respective communities.
“This is yet another example of the comprehensive and cohesive work that multiple agencies are doing to better protect the health, safety and well-being of the residents of the City of Hartford. I expect that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra.
Sexual Assault 1st degree, Sexual Assault 2nd degree, Sexual Assault 3rd degree, Sexual Assault 4th degree, Risk of Injury/Impairing the Morals of a Minor/Child, Unlawful Restraint 2nd degree, Sex Offender Registry-Failure to Verify Address, and Violation of Probation. Additional arrests are expected.
In commenting on the results of the roundup, Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts said, “The community should know that many of the offenders were not strangers to the victim and they should use as much care and concern for the friends they keep as they would a stranger. Be involved in your child’s life. Show them the way and they will follow.”
Deputy Chief Scott M. Sansom, Chief of Detectives, stated, “I am proud of the commitment and dedication of the detectives in the Juvenile Investigative Division in protecting our most vulnerable and enforcing sex offender registry laws, reinforcing Chief Daryl K. Robert’s mantra of “Service-Relationships-Safety”.
Detective Victor Otero and Officer Josh Lewis, assigned to the Department’s Sex Offender Registry Unit, were responsible for the planning and success of this operation under the supervision of Sergeant Matthew Eisele and Lieutenant Dustin Rendock. Lieutenant Rendock remarked, “Detective Otero and Officer Lewis are very enthusiastic and tenacious in their assignment in the Sex Offender Registry Unit.”
The Juvenile Investigative Division is charged with the responsibility of investigating suspected child physical and sexual abuse and neglect cases, domestic violence cases, computer crime investigations relating to child exploitation and pornography, child abductions and missing person cases, registered sex offender compliance and enforcement in the City of Hartford, and Truancy.
The Division is assisted through positive working relationships with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as, the Department of Children and Families, the Connecticut Judicial Branch, and the Greater Hartford Children’s Advocacy Center at St. Francis, to name a few.
List of Arrestees and charges:
Arrested: Luis Torres, d.o.b. 02-21-48, Santa Isabel, P.R. (Extradited from
Arrested/Habeas: Alexander Diaz, d.o.b. 01-04-91, N.C.A., Hartford
Arrested: Bruce Pleasant, d.o.b. 08-14-71, 330 Laural St., Apt. 213.,
Arrested: Roussante Kitson, d.o.b. 06-10-92, 36 Sharon St., 3rd Floor,
Arrested: Tito Waden, d.o.b. 06-18-80, 145 Sisson Ave., Apt. C-8, Hartford
Arrested: Carlos Lopez, d.o.b. 06-25-65, 46 Follybrook Rd., Wethersfield
Arrested: Jose Sanchez, d.o.b. 10-13-46, 161 Seymour St. Apt. 1, Hartford
Arrested: Dale Dean, d.o.b. 03-24-75, 177 Adelaide St, Hartford
Arrested: Omar Martinez, d.o.b. 10-02-83, 29 Roosevelt St., 2nd Floor,
Arrested: Mariano Ramos, d.o.b. 09-20-89, 26 Fenwick St., Hartford
Arrested: Jose Gonzales, d.o.b. 07-26-79, 72 South St., Hartford
Arrested: Lorenzo Christian, d.o.b. 08-20-69, 13 Annawan St., 2nd Floor,
Arrested: Justin Williams, d.o.b. 04-23-83, 255 Asylum St., Apt. 18,
Accused: Ronald Williams, d.o.b. 06-30-52, 30 Long St., Apt D-4, New Britain
Arrested: Charles Davis, d.o.b. 01-11-83, 68 Booth St., Apt. 3-S, New
Arrested: Eric Young, d.o.b. 06-30-68, 73 Pliny St., 3rd Floor, Hartford
Arrested: George Harris, d.o.b. 03-24-88, 135 Mather St., Hartford
Arrested: Dennis Pagan, d.o.b. 08-23-81, 210 Park Terr., Apt. 1-S, Hartford
Arrested: Jaime Matos, d.o.b. 04-23-52, 584 Zion St., Apt. 1, Hartford
Arrested: Cornelius Luper, d.o.b. 08-27-81, 53 Grand St., 1st Floor,
Arrested: Alexander Molina, d.o.b. 10-22-77, 249 New Britain Ave., Apt. B-8,
Arrested: Charleston Warner, d.o.b. 01-02-84, 46 Sterling St., 3rd Floor,
Arrested: Raymond Muff, d.o.b. 10-31-68, 207 Collins St., 2nd Floor,
Arrested: Lamar Knight, d.o.b. 02-02-80, 18 Denison St., Apt. 202, Hartford
Arrested: David Camacho, d.o.b. 07-03-66, 24 Heath St., 2nd Floor, Hartford
Arrested: Adrian Leddy, d.o.b. 08-16-65, 44 Madison St., 2nd Floor, Hartford
Arrested: Manuel Santana, d.o.b. 03-23-78, 155 Madison St., 1st Floor,
Arrested: Juan Cuevas, d.o.b. 03-23-64, 865 Broad St. Apt. C-1, Hartford
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