Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sex Offender Arrested

On June 20th, 2019 Detective Christopher Perryman obtained an arrest warrant for Eusebio De Jesus Lopez on the charge of a sexual offender-failure to report to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office his intent to leave the country.  His bond was $100,000. On 7/22/1993 Lopez pled no contest on charges of Lewd and Lascivious Assault on a child less than 16 years of age (4 counts).  As a result of the plea, Lopez was required to register as a lifetime registered sexual offender in the State of Florida.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and United States Marshal Service notified Detective Perryman of Lopez’s planned international flight. During his investigation Detective Perryman learned that Lopez had flown out of Orlando International Airport on June 18th, 2019 and arrived in Honduras on the same date.  Det. Perryman confirmed Lopez did not notify authorities of his travel itinerary.

On July 16th, 2019 Lopez arrived at the Orlando International Airport and was immediately taken into custody by the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force and the Department of Homeland Security. He was interviewed by Det. Perryman and admitted that he was aware as a sex offender he needed to notify law enforcement of his international travels and he chose not to. He said he had traveled out of the country previously, without notifying law enforcement.
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office greatly appreciates the assistance provided by the U.S Marshals, FDLE, and The Department of Homeland Security in this case.  Their cooperation was an essential component in this investigation.