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Sunday, July 20, 2008

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Sex Offender Arrested, Failed to Register for 36 Years

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department officers arrested a sex offender who has failed to register for the past 36 years.

On July 19, 2008 at about 12:20 p.m., Hollenbeck division officers saw a man dressed in a hospital gown walking outside of the USC Medical Center near Boyle Heights.

Officers went to check on the man and discovered that he was Charles Frank McDuffy, 64, who had walked out of the hospital on his own. The officers took McDuffy back to the hospital. During a routine background check, the officers found that McDuffy was a sexual offender and had failed to complete his annual registration.

The last time McDuffy registered was in 1971.

McDuffy was arrested for failing to register as a sexual offender and is being held on $20,000 bail.

For more information regarding this case, call Hollenbeck Division at 323-266-5964. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).