Saturday, 2:15 PM
'Most wanted' sex offender returned to Mass.
By Globe Staff
One of the state’s ten most wanted fugitive sex offenders was returned to the state today after State Police tracked him to Florida and then to Virginia.
Edwardo Bueno, 38, was wanted on warrants for violating probation and failing to register as a sex offender, said a State Police spokesman, David Procopio.
Bueno disappeared in November 2003 after failing to appear in court to face charges that he had violated his probation on sex crimes convictions by getting arrested for drug dealing, Procopio said.
In recent weeks, State Police investigators followed leads to Florida. Then, with help from the US Marshals Service, they located Bueno in the Portsmouth, Va., area, where he was working at a restaurant under an alias. He was arrested in late August, said Procopio.
Bueno, a Level 3 sex offender, was brought back to the state by detectives from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section.
He was arraigned today on the failure to register charge in Lynn District Court before Judge Albert Conlon. Conlon set bail at $100,000 cash, said an Essex district attorney's spokesman, Steve O'Connell.
State Police say Bueno has also been convicted of crimes in New York and New Hampshire.
This blogger might want to review your comment before posting it.