- 15 Most Wanted
- Case Overview
The San Diego Regional
Fugitive Task Force needs your help in locating a dangerous sex
offender. Frederick McLean, 54, was charged in San
Diego Superior Court in January of 2005 of four counts of child
molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child
under the age of 14. According to investigators, McLean lures his
victims into trusting him, then this predator uses that trust to
molest and manipulate his victims. One victim estimates McLean
molested her over 100 times. The investigation into these heinous
acts has found an additional seven victims and investigators fear
that McLean is searching for more. Investigators believe McLean
has committed these devious acts over a 20 year period and he has no
reason to stop.
McLean has been described as being very intelligent and methodical;
planning everything he does to the smallest detail. Investigators
state McLean knew his crimes would eventually catch up with him and
believe he has been planning his run from the law for years. He may
have over $100,000 in cash at his disposal. McLean may have
changed his appearance to aid in his flight from justice.
Investigators say McLean is considered armed and extremely
dangerous. He has made numerous statements about suicide and has
made it known he would rather die than go to prison.
Here are some clues to help us find him: McLean previously owned a
business restoring and selling old race cars. His specialty was
CAN-AM racers from the 1960’s and 1970’s, especially Lola chassis
race cars. McLean may be driving a small, dark colored pickup
truck and may still have a 1955 Chevy in his possession. The Chevy
last had a California license plate of 4WQH018. Investigators
believe McLean is still in the Northern San Diego
County or Southern Riverside areas, but he could be anywhere. He is
an experienced camper and has frequented the Anza-Borrego desert and
the Cuyumaca Mountains.
Anyone that has seen or may know Frederick McLean should call
Deputy US Marshal Tom Maranda at 619-557-6620 extension 240. In an
emergency situation, call 911.
McLean is a white male, 5'11, 170 lbs., with brown hair and hazel