Sex offender wanted in Portsmouth captured in California

Sex offender wanted in Portsmouth captured in California

Sex offender wanted in Portsmouth captured in California

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 2 at 10:55 AM

PORTSMOUTH -- A registered sex offender who's been on the run since mid-March was captured in California on Monday afternoon.

Detectives in Portsmouth secured six felony warrants on March 14 for 62-year-old Ronnie Foreman of the 700 block of Round Bay Road in Norfolk. He faces charges for aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties.

In a news release, a spokesperson said that at about 4:00 P.M. Eastern time (12:00 Pacific time), Portsmouth Police Fugitive Apprehension Officers and members of the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force received information that Foreman was staying in a hotel in Sacramento, California.  He was subsequently taken into custody by U.S. Marshals without incident.

Police say on several occasions in February and March 2013, Foreman was left to care for three children, ages 7, 8 and 12.  The parents, who live in Portsmouth, left the children routinely with Foreman while they went to work.

Police say the parents  were unaware of Foreman's past and did not know he was a registered sex offender.

The spokesperson said that Foreman will remain in California pending extradition proceedings.

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