State police say arrests all in last 36 hours
Updated: 3:57 PM November 19, 2013
Five of the state’s 10 most wanted sex offenders have been arrested in the past 36 hours, according to state police.
Lennell York, 42, was arrested on Tuesday after a tip he was at a home in Fitchburg.
York was wanted in Fitchburg District Court for failure to register as a sex offender. York was convicted in 1999 of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and in 1993 of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and procuring alcohol for a minor in Templeton.
Roberto Jimenez was arrested Tuesday in Holyoke after attempting to hide in a closet. Jimenez had two outstanding warrants for indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and for failure to register as a sex offender.
In 2006, Jimenez was convicted of two counts of rape of a child under 16 years of age and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age for a Springfield sexual assault. The victim in that case was a 12-year-old boy who met Jimenez in an online chat room. Jimenez convinced the boy to meet him under the guise of playing video games and then sexually assaulted him.
Alan J. Howard, 41, was arrested walking down the street in East Boston on Tuesday. He had two outstanding warrants from East Boston District Court for failure to register as a sex offender and a additional charge of threatening to commit a crime. In 1995, Howard was convicted in Charlestown District Court of indecent assault and battery on a child who was 4 years old at the time.
On Monday, Placido Valdez Jr., 34, was arrested in Beverly. He had two outstanding warrants out of Lynn District Court for failure to register as a Level 2 or 3 sex offender and failure to provide sex offender information. In 2000, Valdez was convicted of rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.
Victor Quinones, 48, was arrested in Taunton on Monday after trying to hide under the porch of a house.
Quinones had two outstanding warrants for failure to register as a Level 2 or 3 sex offender out of Boston Municipal District Court and Fall River District Court. Quinones is wanted in Rhode Island for failure to register as well. He will be charged in Massachusetts with being a fugitive from justice before being taken to Rhode Island to face charges.
In 1998 Quinones brutally attacked a woman who was holding her young child with a knife. Threatening to kill the woman, Quinones violently slashed at both victims with such force that the knife broke during the altercation. Both the woman and child suffered injuries during the attack. Quinones was convicted of assault to kill and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. In 2004, Quinones was convicted of assault with intent to rape in the state of Rhode Island.