Martin Cusick – Repeat Sex offender – CAPTURED Pedophile Absconder

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

A registered sex offender who went missing in Scotland three years ago has been arrested in Canada and is awaiting extradition.

Martin Cusick, 52, a former police officer, was sentenced to a five-year jail term for abusing three girls, one aged six.

As a registered sex offender, Cusick, from Clarkston near Glasgow, was supposed to tell authorities whenever he changed address.

Last month Strathclyde Police issued details of Cusick two-and-a-half years after he had disappeared from police supervision. It was later discovered he had moved to Canada.

He was picked up by officers in South Porcupine in Ontario on Thursday.

Canadian police were aware he was in the area and his description was circulated. He was spotted by officers and arrested after he disembarked from a local bus.

Marc Depatie, of South Porcupine police, said: “The South Porcupine crime unit deployed itself in areas likely to yield a sighting of the wanted person and, as it happened, it worked out quite well.

“Thanks to photos provided to assist officers, he was seen walking on Highway 101 toward South Porcupine and was arrested without incident.

“There was no immediate threat to public safety, but, given his background, he has been designated a high-risk sex offender.

“There was no resistance with his arrest. He knew there was a warrant out in his name and for the most part he was compliant.”

Cusick left the police in 1991 and has held down a number of other jobs, including lorry driving, raising concerns that he could be working anywhere in the UK.

Originally from the city’s Pollok area, he signed up for the old City of Glasgow Police on the same day as his identical twin brother and triplet sister. He was married with two children when he was convicted of his offences.

A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: “We are grateful for the positive response that we had to the appeal for information regarding Mr Cusick. We are working closely with our colleagues in Canada and the Procurator Fiscal here has been informed of Mr Cusick’s arrest.”

Police in Canada were unable to say when Cusick had arrived in Canada or give details of his movements since he arrived. Although not considered an immediate risk by Scottish police, the public was advised not to approach him.

Cusick was transported to North Bay, in the Ontario area, where he was expected to be handed over to Immigration Canada personnel. He will be extradited to the UK, where he will face additional arrest warrants in Scotland.

Cusick’s disappearance was revealed by police, who earlier this month also issued photographs of another two missing paedophiles, Indian Surjit Singh and Malawian Frank Mvula, who are also believed to have fled the country.

The force said it knew where all but five of its 1100 registered sex offenders were. Singh and Mvula, both of whom were convicted of indecent assaults on women, had failed to comply with rules under which they must keep in contact with authorities after they leave prison.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
……….Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch
Published in: on April 28, 2008 at 10:25 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. The recidivism statistic at the heading of your post is an outright lie. See US Department of Justice Report: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/crimoff.htm#recidiv
    Recidivism Rates of Sexual Offenders (5.3% re-arrested, 3.3% of Child Victimizers re-arrested):

    * Of the 9,691 male sex offenders released from prisons in 15 States in 1994, 5.3% were rearrested for a new sex crime within 3 years of release.
    * Of released sex offenders who allegedly committed another sex crime, 40% perpetrated the new offense within a year or less from their prison discharge.
    * Of Child Victimizers, approximately 4,300 child molesters were released from prisons in 15 States in 1994. An estimated 3.3% of these 4,300 were rearrested for another sex crime against a child within 3 years of release from prison.

    Recidivism Rates for NON- Sexual Offenders (67% re-arrested, 47% re-convicted):

    * Of the 272,111 persons released from prisons in 15 States in 1994, an estimated 67.5% were rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within 3 years, 46.9% were reconvicted, and 25.4% resentenced to prison for a new crime.
    * Within 3 years of release, 2.5% of released rapists were rearrested for another rape, and 1.2% of those who had served time for homicide were arrested for a new homicide.
    * Sex offenders were less likely than non-sex offenders to be rearrested for any offense –– 43 percent of sex offenders versus 68 percent of non-sex offenders.

    Don’t believe me? Look at the U.S. Department Of Justice web site statistics yourself :
    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/crimoff.htm#recidiv

  2. see http://constitutionalfights.blogspot.com
    for truthful information

  3. “The recidivism statistic at the heading of your post is an outright lie. See US Department of Justice Report:”

    An outright lie you say? Isn’t that interesting, because that’s exactly what Sarah Tofte said in her report she put out for the Human Rights Watch, you know….the one where she says sex offender laws do more harm than good? You know….the one all the RSO activists support? Yeah that one.

    She took it from a study done by Karl Hanson in which they were followed over a period of 15 years vs the DOJ’s 3 year study.

    So please, if you don’t want to look like an utter idiot, EDUCATE yourself before you open your mouth.

  4. Believe some guy named Karl Hanson, or believe the official United States Justice Department statistics. It’s the reader’s decision to make.

  5. “Believe some guy named Karl Hanson”

    LMAO ‘some guy’ LMAO

    You’re the one who looks like an idiot.


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