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April 21, 2005 Brian Lucio, Deputy U.S. Marshal (619) 557-6620 x257;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

Dangerous Sex Offender Sought by San Diego Task Force

Frederick McLean (Age Progressed)San Diego, CA - The San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force needs your help in locating a dangerous sex offender. Frederick McLean, 65, 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 was last known to be driving an older blue or green conversion van. McLean was a Jehovah's Witness and found his sexual assault victims through people he met in church. At the time of McLean’s disappearance, he was known to have at least $100,000 in cash. McLean is knowledgable/capable of doing home/auto repair, McLean may be working as a mechanic or handyman. In the past, McLean resided near Winchester, California, and may still be in the Southern Riverside/Northern San Diego County area. He is an experienced camper and has frequented the Anza-Borrego desert and the Cuyumaca Mountains.

McLean is a white male, 5'11, 170 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. He may have changed his appearance and/or name.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest USMS District Office, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or submit a tip using USMS Tips.

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