Update: Man wanted for crimes against children in Portsmouth captured in California
Update: U.S. Marshals caught up to Ronnie Foreman who was wanted in Portsmouth for crimes against children. He was taken into custody at 4 p.m. on Monday. Officials received information that he was in a hotel in Sacramento, Ca.
Foreman is now in California and will appear before a judge for an extradition hearing.
Portsmouth, Va.- 63-year-old Ronnie Foreman is wanted for unthinkable crimes against children in Portsmouth.
Foreman is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and three counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Between February and March, Portsmouth police say he molested three girls ages 6,7, and 12.
“He had befriended their parents and encouraged the parents to let him babysit while they were at work,” says Det. Jan Clark with the Portsmouth Police Department.
What the family didn’t know was Foreman was already on the sex offender registry.
He was convicted of aggravated sexual battery in 1990 in Norfolk.
Now he’s also wanted by State Police for not complying with the registry.
“He knows what he’s supposed to be doing as far as registering as an offender. He’s not doing that. We need to get in contact with him immediately and we need the public’s assistance,” says Clark.
Police say they think he’s still in the area and he has had contact with family members who live here.
But police haven’t gotten any tips about him.
“He is dangerous. He’s done this to three young girls. He has the potential to do it again,” says Clark
Police say he’s known to hang out in Downtown Portsmouth.
They’re hoping one of our viewers knows where he is now.
Ronnie Foreman could be in Norfolk. His last known address was on Round Bay Road in Norfolk.
If you have any information about Foreman, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
You can remain anonymous and you could get a cash reward.