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For Immediate Release

January 27, 2011 SOIC William Taylor, Southern District of Ohio
(937) 225-2917
Hamilton County Sex Offender Arrested in Lexington, Kentucky

Cincinnati, OH – Cathy J. Jones, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announced today that John Fitzgerald Cannada has been arrested. On 01/27/2011, John F. Cannada, 46 years old, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals in Lexington, KY. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Cannada, charging him with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender on 03/15/2007, stemming from a 1997 conviction for Gross Sexual Imposition of a Minor. Cannada was released from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in 2007 and never reported or registered to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. Cannada has prior convictions of Sexual Battery of a Minor, Failure to Register, and Domestic Violence.

Following an extensive three year investigation, Investigators with the United States Marshal’s Service in the Southern District of Ohio, developed information that Cannada was hiding out in the Lexington, KY area using the alias, Joe Jones. Investigators with the United States Marshal’s Service in Southern Ohio along with U.S. Marshals from the Eastern District of Kentucky located Cannada at a residence on North Hampton Drive in Lexington, KY. Cannada was arrested without incident and is being housed at the Fayette County Jail awaiting extradition back to Hamilton County, OH.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Brian Hilsinger stated, “this arrest is significant for the citizens of Hamilton County, Ohio and the citizens of Fayette County, Kentucky, due to the fact that Mr. Cannada is a convicted sex offender who has knowingly failed to register as required by law.  Mr. Cannada has gone as far as to live under an assumed name to avoid apprehension by law enforcement”.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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