Most Wanted Sex Offender Raped Child, Fled Police
updated 9:49 a.m. ET, Sun., Feb. 24, 2008
CINCINNATI - Thanks to tips from News 5 viewers, detectives said theyre making progress in the search for some of the Tri-states most wanted sex offenders. Police said convicted rapist Ronald Washington has been at large since October, when he stopped informing authorities where he was living, as required by the state.
Investigators said sex offenders can often be different from those convicted of other crimes.
They tend to be socially, more skilled, than your average criminal, they tend to be more manipulative than your average criminal and they probably have a higher recidivism rate than your average criminal," said Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel.
Authorities said these characteristics influence sex offenders crimes and police investigations.
Washington, for example, stripped off a 6-year-old girls clothes and asked her to play a game, and police said he then raped the child.
It will affect them for the rest of their lives and, in some cases, they'll actually become sex offenders themselves, said Adam Breeze of the Hamilton County Sheriffs department. Maybe (become) pregnant by 15, drugs, abuse herself or her kids, when and if she has them.
Washingtons last known address was his mothers home, but she said she had no idea where her son had gone.
I haven't heard from him in months, the woman said. Its been a long time since I've heard from him.
Police said they hoped News 5 viewers could help them find Washington and the areas other five most wanted sex offenders, who were profiled this week.
If you have any information about these men, call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.