Sex offender, missing boy sought

July 31, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN | RICHARD IRWIN,SUN REPORTER

Area police were seeking last night an 11-year-old Northeast Baltimore boy who has been missing since Friday - and who was last reported seen in the company of a registered child sex offender, a city police spokeswoman said.

Irvin J. Harris, 11, of the 3100 block of Lawnview Ave. was seen Friday with Melvin Jones Jr., 52, of the 3500 block of Old Frederick Road, said Officer Nicole Monroe, the spokeswoman.

Monroe said Jones was convicted in February 2002 of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in 2000 and served seven months for the crime.

Irvin's parents, who know Jones, reported their son missing Saturday, and a search of Jones' home by police yielded no sign of the boy, Monroe said.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the child or Jones was urged to call 911.

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