Level 3 Sex Offender Escapes from Courthouse

Posted on December 8th, 2010 No Comments

A convicted sex offender escaped from Salem District Court Monday morning.

According to officiasl with the Salem Police Department, 45 year-old Karl Lamont Hackney fled the courthouse in a prison jumpsuit and a set of handcuffs. Police put out a BOLO for Hackney late Monday morning, noting he should be considered dangerous.

Hackney is a Level 3 sex offender. He was indicted last Thursday by a special grand jury. He is facing charges of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Hackney was convicted of attempted rape and sexual assault in 2008.

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Massachusetts, please contact the Massachusetts Sex Crime Defense Lawyers of James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.


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