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For Immediate Release

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October 30, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire, (603) 225-1632
One of Mass. Most Wanted Sex Offenders Arrested in Concord, NH

Concord, NH – One of Mass. State Police most wanted sex offenders was arrested today based on the cooperative efforts of the Massachusetts State Police, the Concord Police Department and U.S. Marshals.

At noon today, law enforcement officers from all three agencies arrested wanted fugitive, Stephen Frostholm, Jr. in Concord, NH. Frostholm, a 47 year old whose whereabouts have been unknown since his most recent release from the NH State Prison in June, 2013, was being sought on two outstanding arrest warrants. These warrants included; a warrant issued by the he NH State Police for Frostholm’s failure to maintain his sex offender registration here in NH, as well as a warrant issued by the Barnstable, Mass. Superior Court for defaulting on charges Rape of a Child, and Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child under 14 years of age.

Frostholm is classified as a high risk sex offender, which is to say that he is the most likely to re-offend. According to the poster issued by the Massachusetts State Police on their Most Wanted Sex Offenders page; in 1999, Frostholm was accused of sexually assaulting a 10 year old boy on multiple occasions in his role as a school bus driver in Barnstable. The ensuing investigation revealed that Frostholm victimized a second young boy. Frostholm was arrested and in 2001 convicted in Barnstable Superior Court of multiple counts of Rape of a Child and Indecent A&B on a Child Under 14. Frostholm has additionally been convicted in Maine and New Hampshire of similar sexual assaults against children.

Based on the serious nature of these warrants, and the high likelihood that Frostholm could re-offend, the U.S. Marshals in NH made Frostholm a high priority case. Officers developed several leads in the Concord, NH area, where it was determined that Frostholm was currently homeless. Authorities arrived to check a local soup kitchen in Concord, when Frostholm was observed exiting the building. Frostholm was arrested without incident. Frostholm was turned over to the Concord Police Department to be booked on the outstanding arrest warrants.

Frostholm is currently being held without bail at the Merrimack County Jail pending the resolution of his NH charge and eventual return to Massachusetts to resolve that outstanding warrant.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 arrests (updated 09/03/2013). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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