- 15 Most Wanted
- Case Overview
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
Anyone that has seen or may know Frederick McLean should call
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tom Maranda at (619) 557-6620, extension 240. In an
emergency situation, call 911.