Suspected sex offender on the loose

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Selma Times-Journal

A suspected child molester is currently on the loose, according to assistant district attorney Shannon Lynch.

Kenneth Paul Eads, charged with sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl, has disappeared and law enforcement officials have issued a call for help in locating the fugitive.

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On March 16, 2004, Eads, 34, allegedly assaulted a child visiting his home. He was arrested after on Sept. 9, 2004 after he was indicted in May 2004.

Eads last known address is 1340 County Road 230, Lot 19.

Eads was arrested and later released on a DUI charge in July 2005. He has an extensive arrest record, according to Lynch.

Since his July release, Eads has been on the run.

“I’ve never seen in him court,” Lynch said, who was given the case after his DUI charge.

No one knows where Eads is currently located.

“His family is saying he’s in Florida,” Lynch said.

However, she believes he may still be in Selma.

“I know he’s been spotted here in Wal-Mart,” Lynch said.

Eads was originally charged with sexual misconduct, but as the case progressed the district attorney’s office decided to increase the charges to sexual abuse in the first degree.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Eads should contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-44-CRIME.