Two Western Mass. Sex Offenders Added to State Police Most Wanted List
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WGGB) — Two men, wanted by local law enforcement, have added to a State Police list of the most wanted sex offenders.
The department’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section released the updated list, which seeks to find what State Police call the “worst of the worst” of high risk – or “Level 3″ – sex offenders, over the weekend.
Many of those on the list have failed to properly register as a sex offender.
Springfield and Holyoke Police are looking for 30-year-old Roberto Jimenez, who also has used other names including Robert Jimenez, “Dill,” and “Dee.” He is wanted on charges of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and failure to register as a sex offender.
According to State Police, Jimenez was convicted in 2006 on two counts of rape a child under 16 years of age and one count of indecent assault and battery. After being released from prison, he reportedly settled in Holyoke, but allegedly did not adhere to the conditions of his probation and did not properly registered as a sex offender.
Jimenez is described as a Hispanic man, 5′ 8″ tall, weighs 150 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.
In addition, 46-year-old Steven Michael Cooper is being sought by Springfield Police on two warrants – one charging him with rape from an incident on March 21, 2008, and the other with failure to register as a sex offender.
Cooper, who also has an alias of Michael Jemel Cooper, was convicted of a rape in Georgia back in 1987 and was sentenced to 20 years in jail.
Cooper is described as a black man, 5′ 7″ tall, weighs 167 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.
Since the list was released this weekend, two of the men – Placido Valdez and Victor Quinones – have already been captured.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Jimenez, Cooper or any of the men on the poster, you are urged to call 1-800-KAPTURE (800-527-8873), State Police Headquarters at (508) 820-2121, or your local police department.