Virginia Sex Offender Caught in California
Convicted cop killer and child molester Paul Clouston was arrested yesterday in California following a viewer tip to America’s Most Wanted. He was wanted in Virginia for parole violations and failing to register as a sex offender. Charles Fishburne reports.
Seventy-three year old Paul Clouston was convicted in the 1972 murder of a California police detective, did his time, was released, and wound up in Williamsburg, where he got into more trouble.
Jackson: He had been convicted in 1991 of seven out of 17 charges related to sexual abuse of children.
State Police First Sgt. Greg Jackson is in charge of the Sex Offender Investigative Unit.
Jackson: We have approximately 16,000 on the register today.
Each was required to register as a sex offender after serving their sentence.
Jackson: He got out in 2005 and failed to register like he was supposed to and just disappeared.
Clouston now faces multiple charges.
The sex offender registry is online at www.sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News.