Sex offender on the run in USA to be brought back to Lincoln and put behind bars

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A sex offender convicted of eight offences of voyeurism while on the run will finally be placed behind bars after he was caught by officers in the USA.

Andrew Ferris was sentenced to 21 months in prison and placed on the sex offenders register in his absence at Lincoln Crown Court on September 23, 2014.

A crown court bench warrant was issued for his arrest and, over a year on, Lincolnshire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service tracked down the voyeur across the Atlantic.

Ferris, 39 and from the East Lothian area in Scotland, was detained by the US Marshals Service and will be extradited back to the UK on December 22.

He will appear before Lincoln Crown Court on December 23.

Head of Lincolnshire Police Public Protection Unit, Detective Superintendent Richard Hatton said: “Andrew Ferris has been traced by our managing sex offenders and violent offenders (MOSOVO) team, extradited and will now serve his prison sentence.

“We work hard to keep people safe, support victims and convict offenders.

“Perpetrators should know we will not stop looking for them and bring them to justice.”

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