Detroit police had some good news today. A convicted sex offender, who had made it onto Detroit’s most wanted list, was captured yesterday.
Mr Daniel Pierce, standing 6’1” tall and weighing 230 pounds, had failed to register as a sex offender, which led security forces to believe he was out to commit more child molesting.
Pierce had in the past already served 10 years imprisonment for sex crimes against minors. He was luckily captured by the Oakland County Sheriff's Deparment who received widespread assistance from the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension team.
Deputy US Marshal Rob Watson commented on the case: “Someone who commits these types of crimes against a young person or any person for that matter, there’s no rehabilitation that’s gonna fix them. If they’re out doing that before they’re going to continue to do it again.”
Given that Daniel Pierce had failed to register as a sex offender from as late as last year December already, he had automatically been classified as tier three, the most dangerous category, prompting him to jump to the top of the Most Wanted list for US Marshals.
With that in mind, Marshal Rob Watson could only be glad at the arrest: “This guy is a convicted sex offender, he was convicted on numerous counts of criminal sexual conduct – 1st 2nd 3rd and fourth degree back in 2001. “This person could be coming into your house to do something legitimate but also he might be looking around to see if you might fit the profile for his next victim.
The obligation for sex offender to register themselves whenever they change address in the United States exist at both the federal and state levels. All 50 states and the District of Columbia maintain these sex offender registries which are open to the public via websites so parents can check to see if any sex offenders live in the neighbourhood of where their kids play and go to school.