State Police said today they have captured another man who was on the agency’s list of top 10 most wanted sex offenders.
Samuel Harper Jr., 46, was captured by New Jersey State Police in an apartment in Long Beach, N.J., based on information developed by Massachusetts troopers, police said. Harper is the fifth person on the Top 10 list who has been arrested by State Police since they released the list two weeks ago.
Harper is expected to appear in Ocean City Superior Court today where he has been charged as a fugitive from justice. If he agrees to return without a court battle, Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Rick Hunter and Trooper John Strazzullo, who tracked Harper down, are already in New Jersey ready to transport him back to the state.
Harper is wanted out of the Roxbury Municipal Court and the Lawrence District Court for failure to register as a sex offender. He listed as a Level 3 sex offender by the Sex Offender Registry Board. He was convicted in 1993 of multiple counts of rape of a child with force and assault with intent to commit rape, according to the board.
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