San Diego fugitive might be in Eugene

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Investigators say a suspected child molester from San Diego might be in Eugene.

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 61-year-old Frederick Cecil McLean, who fled from Southern California almost eight years ago.

McLean was charged in San Diego Superior Court in January 2005. Officials say he gained the trust of his alleged victims through a leadership position in his local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Don Allie told The Register-Guard that investigators have worked on many leads and believe McLean is most likely in Eugene.

Investigators won't say what leads them to believe he's in Oregon, other than he sent relatives a package from Eugene in 2005.

They say McLean may be working as an auto mechanic.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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