Massachusetts Sex Offender Arrested at S.C. State Fair

Posted on October 21st, 2010 No Comments

U.S. Marshals have arrested a wanted Massachusetts sex offender who was workig at the South Carolina State Fair.

Authorities say Shaawn Downer is facing charges of possession of child pornography, a sex offense against of child and failure to register as a sex offender. According to officials with the U.S. Marshals, 37 year-old downer was working as a food vendor with a company based out of New York.

In 2005, Downer was convicted of 512 counts of Possession of Child Pornography based on an investigation conducted by Massachusetts State Police. In the summer of 2009, Downer moved to Yarmouth and registered as a Level 2 Sex Offender. Later that year, police conducted a follow-up investigation that determined the suspect had moved without notifying authorities, which is in violation of Massachusetts state law.

A South Carolina judge denied Downer’s bond Wednesday. He will be sent back to Massachusetts to face charges.

If you need help in the realm of Massachusetts sex crime law, please contact the Massachusetts sex crime lawyers of James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.


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