Man sought

CRIME WATCH

he failed to file as sex offender

December 14, 2005|By NICK SHIELDS

Baltimore County police were searching for a convicted rapist who they say has failed to register with the state as a sex offender.

Harold Lafayette Perry, 30, whose last known address was in the 1600 block of Browns Road in Essex, is wanted on a charge of noncompliance with the state's sex offender registry and five other Baltimore County warrants, including violation of probation and malicious destruction of property, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Perry was convicted of a 1999 rape in Baltimore County, which led to the requirement that he register with the state sex offender registry, police said.

Perry has used the alias Dwaun Perry, and might be living in the 6000 block of Radecke Ave., police said.

Maryland's database of sex offenders came under scrutiny in June when the address listed for a convicted rapist who is accused of killing his 13-year-old stepdaughter in Essex was found to be misspelled and unconfirmed. At the time, the addresses for nearly one in five sex offenders - more than 800 - were listed as questionable or unknown in the state registry designed to inform communities of convicted rapists, child predators and other offenders in their midst.

Anyone with information about Perry is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587.

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