26 Bridgeport-Area Sex Offenders Facing New Charges

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014  |  Updated 6:12 PM EDT
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26 Bridgeport-Area Sex Offenders Facing New Charges

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Twenty-six sex offenders in the Bridgeport area have been rearrested as part of a region-wide sweep, according to Bridgeport police.

Most offenders were charged with failure to register, but some were also charged with violating probation and one is facing new sexual assault charges.

Bridgeport police made the arrests in conjunction with the United States Marshals Service, state police and state probation office.

It’s the first operation of its kind in Bridgeport and the seventh in Connecticut since 2011, according to Bridgeport police.

The below sex offenders have been arrested and charged with failure to register unless otherwise specified:

  • Carlton Bailey, 58
  • Ramon Barksdale, 43
  • Jose Castro, 52
  • Eldrege Christmas, 29
  • Donald Crowder, 45
  • Shawn Draper, 30
  • Robert Denzel, failure to register and violation of probation
  • Ricarrdo Echevarria, 29
  • Edwin Fernandez, 55
  • Glen Forney, 49, violation of probation
  • Allen Freeman, 57
  • Ocie Gorman, 36
  • Danny Kinard, 54
  • Lester Janus, 51
  • Christopher Kendall, 31
  • Timothy Johnson, 29
  • Dennis Lawyer, 51
  • Alexander Lemon, 45
  • Moses Littlejohn, 45
  • Benito Ocasio Vargas, 47, failure to register and sexual assault
  • Ralph Olavarria, 45
  • Albert Payton, 52
  • Kelly Smith, 31
  • James Sparrow, 30
  • Marlon Standbury, 41
  • Kevin Tucker, 51

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