Providing criminal justice news to criminal justice practitioners, students and academics.
Criminal Justice News
Friday, November 09, 2012
U.S. Marshals Arrest D.C. Sex Offender in South Carolina
Washington D.C. – The U.S. Marshals Service located an
unregistered sex offender living in South Carolina after an exhaustive one year
investigation announced U.S. Marshal Michael Hughes. Jalil Rahman was indicted
Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington on charges under the Adam Walsh
Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.
The U.S. Marshals Service, D.C. Superior Court Sex
Offender Investigations Section, located Rahman, aka Leroy Sanders, in Clinton,
S.C. Rahman was convicted Feb. 20, 2004, in Georgia on charges of fourth degree
sexual abuse against an adult. The victim in this case was deaf. Upon release,
Rahman moved to Washington, where he was required to register as a sex
offender. He registered with the Court Services and Offender Supervision
Agency, D.C. Sex Offender Registry, and was designated as a class “B”
registrant, which required him to register annually for 10 years.
On December 8, 2011, D.C. Superior Court, Sex Offender
Investigations Section, received information that Rahman was possibly living in
South Carolina. Deputy U.S. marshals gathered information that indicated Rahman
had last registered in July 2011. Information also indicated that Rahman had
moved to the 200 block of Tribble Street in Clinton, S.C., with a girlfriend
but had failed to notify the Washington, D.C., Sex Offender Registry or the
state of South Carolina of this move.
The Clinton Police Department responded to a disturbance
call at the address and arrested Rahman on a parole violation warrant from an
underlying conviction of assault with a deadly weapon, on Jan. 12, 2012. Rahman
remained in custody in South Carolina on the parole violation charge before
being remanded to Marshals custody to face the new indictment.