Town of Menasha police got more than a dozen tip calls after fugitive Vincent Boyd was featured on America’s Most Wanted. Those close to the fugitive hope he’s captured soon.
Sarah, who asked us not to use her last name, is the ex-wife of a sex offender on the run.
“I don’t know what to say to that. I really hope that they catch him very soon.”
Her mother says she feels the same way.
“Anybody who preys on young children doesn’t deserve their freedom,” said Boyd’s ex-mother-in-law.
Boyd faces six felony charges. He’s wanted in Winnebago County for the alleged sexual assault of his then-seven-year-old cousin. He’s also wanted in Langlade County for allegedly beating and raping a nine-year-old girl.
Boyd, 27, has been on the run since being charged eight months ago.
On Saturday he was featured on the TV show “America’s Most Wanted.” Since then, Town of Menasha police received 15 new leads, possibly pointing them to his whereabouts.
“This is the one who preys on children. He’s your typical child predator in every sense,” Jason Weber of the police department said.
Weber couldn’t reveal where the tip calls came from but said detectives are pursuing the leads right now.
Sarah told us, “If it wasn’t for the community’s help and my parents, I probably wouldn’t have understood how crucial it was to walk away from him when I did.”
As a repeat offender, Boyd could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted on any of the pending charges.