U.S. MARSHALS ADD
CONVICTED KILLER AND SEXUAL
PREDATOR TO “15 MOST WANTED” LIST
Reward of up to $25,000 being offered for arrest of Paul Clouston
D.C. - The United States Marshals Service announced today that it has added
convicted cop killer and child molester
Clouston, 70, to its list of 15 most wanted fugitives.
Clouston, a Pennsylvania native who was last
seen in the Williamsburg, VA area, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals for
unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. He also is wanted by the Virginia
State Police for failing to register as a sex offender, and by the Virginia
Division of Probation and Parole for alleged violations of his parole on a
conviction for the armed sexual assault of a child.
The Marshals Service is now employing its comprehensive nationwide network
of regional and district fugitive task forces, as well as its Technical
Operations Group, to find Clouston. A reward of up to $25,000 is being
offered for information leading to his capture.
“Paul Clouston is a dangerous felon and needs to be taken off the streets,”
said United States Marshals Service Director John Clark. “By placing this
predator on our 15 Most Wanted list, I have directed our investigators to
utilize all our resources to catch him and bring him to justice. He has
proven himself to be a danger to our children and he needs to be captured.”
In 1973, Clouston was convicted on second degree murder charges for
murdering a police detective in Buena Park, CA a year earlier. He was
released from prison in 1982. In 1991, Clouston was indicted on 17 counts of
sexually abusing children in the Williamsburg, VA area. He later pled guilty
to seven of the 17 charges he faced and was sent to prison again. He was
released on parole in 2005. He was last seen living in a motel in the
Williamsburg, VA area and has failed to register as a sex offender with the
Commonwealth of Virginia.
Clouston, who is six feet tall and weighs 170 pounds, is considered armed
and dangerous. Anyone with information as to his location is asked to
contact their nearest United States Marshals Service office, or the Marshals
Service Headquarters at (800) 336-0102.
Last year, marshals apprehended more than 35,500 federal fugitives, and
cleared 38,500 federal felony warrants, more than all other federal law
enforcement agencies combined. Working with authorities at federal, state
and local levels, Marshals Service-led fugitive task forces arrested an
additional 44,000 state and local fugitives, clearing 51,200 state and local
felony warrants. For more information on the Marshals Service, visit
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