Michael Andrew Stephens – Repeat Sex Offender – CAPTURED


A state judge set a cash-only bail at $500,000 for convicted sex offender and longtime fugitive Michael Andrew Stephens.

Judge Derrick Chan set the bail during a hearing watched by Stephens via closed-circuit television. An unshaven Stephens, wearing an orange jumpsuit, was being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

Deputy prosecutor Rom Trader says the 56-year-old Stephens has virtually no chance of making bail.

Stephens was on the run for 15 years, but was captured two weeks ago in Mexico by U.S. Marshals. He was convicted in 1990 for sexually assaulting and kidnapping a 16-year-old boy. He was awaiting trial in 1993 on new charges when he fled.

Trader says more charges could be filed in the case, as well as a motion to revoke bail.

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

………Sarah Tofte

Marcos Rivera – Repeat Sex Offender CAPTURED


A sex offender wanted by Hartford police was arrested in New York after being featured on the “America’s Most Wanted” television show.

Just minutes after a story about Marcos Rivera aired on Aug. 2, several people reported that Rivera was living in a Bronx apartment and working as the building’s maintenance man.

Rivera, who was wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child and sex offender registry violations, was arrested on Aug. 2.

When New York police went to check the apartment, a crowd of people who watched the broadcast had gathered outside the building to tell police that Rivera was in the building.

Rivera gave police a false name, then identified himself and was taken into police custody, police said. Rivera remains in custody in New York until being extradited back to Connecticut.

Hartford police expect extradition of Rivera from New York to Hartford within the week.

Rivera faces five counts of sexual assault in the first degree, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, two counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

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

Marcos Rivera – Repeat Sex Offender CAPTURED


A sex offender wanted by Hartford police was arrested in New York after being featured on the “America’s Most Wanted” television show.

Just minutes after a story about Marcos Rivera aired on Aug. 2, several people reported that Rivera was living in a Bronx apartment and working as the building’s maintenance man.

Rivera, who was wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child and sex offender registry violations, was arrested on Aug. 2.

When New York police went to check the apartment, a crowd of people who watched the broadcast had gathered outside the building to tell police that Rivera was in the building.

Rivera gave police a false name, then identified himself and was taken into police custody, police said. Rivera remains in custody in New York until being extradited back to Connecticut.

Hartford police expect extradition of Rivera from New York to Hartford within the week.

Rivera faces five counts of sexual assault in the first degree, two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, two counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

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