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Fugitive sex offender is arrested in Mexico

March 1, 2012 |  8:47 pm

Darrell Craig SinclairA convicted sex offender has been arrested in Mexico and returned to Riverside County, where he was wanted for failing to properly register with authorities.

Darrell Craig Sinclair, 66, has eight convictions for lewd acts on a child and has been wanted for nearly a decade, the Riverside County district attorney's office said Thursday.

He was arrested Tuesday by U.S. marshals near Guadalajara. Sinclair was declared a "high-risk" sex offender in the 2000 by the U.S. Department of Justice, authorities said.

Sinclair has one conviction in 1976 in Los Angeles County and seven convictions in 1983 in Orange County, authorities said.

In December 2002, prosecutors in Riverside County filed a criminal complaint against Sinclair after he allegedly failed to comply with sex-offender registration requirements.

Authorities said Sinclair listed addresses where he no longer resided on documents filed with law enforcement agencies.

A former Menifee resident, he was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at the Hall of Justice in Riverside.


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Photo: Darrell Craig Sinclair Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department