Sex Offender Accused Of Three Kidnappings In Boston Arrested

Police arrested a level three sex offender in Boston after they were allegedly connected to three separate kidnappings.

Sex Offender Accused Of Three Kidnappings In Boston Arrested

BOSTON (CBS) — Police arrested a level three sex offender in Boston after they were connected to three incidents where a boy told police he was kidnapped and threatened with a gun.

It started when Charlese Horton, 42, of Dorchester allegedly friended a victim on Facebook. The victim told police “the suspect had friended him on Facebook and began messaging him constantly demanding he remove certain individuals from his page. The victim stated he began ignoring the suspect who responded that the suspect knew where the victim lived and that the suspect would send someone to hurt the victim.”

Out of fear, the victim met Horton in a Seaver Street building, police said. Horton took a gun out of “a green shopping bag before forcing the victim to access his Facebook account. The victim stated the suspect took the victim’s phone and began sending messages to the victim’s friends and family.” When a police car drove by, Horton allegedly ran off.

Charlese Horton (Photo Via Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry)

As a part of the investigation, police discovered similar stories from two boys on January 2, 2020, and October 28, 2019. Horton was then identified as the suspect and arrested after a traffic stop. Officers said as they approached the car, a green shopping bag similar to the one the victim had described was in the back seat.

Horton is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of kidnapping and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

Twenty years ago Horton, then known as Charles Horton, was the defendant in a controversial sentencing case for attempted rape of a child. The judge in that case lashed out at prosecutors requesting jail time and sentenced Horton to probation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Detectives at 617-343-4275, the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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Baker: President Trump’s Coronavirus Plan To Suspend Immigration ‘Doesn’t Make Any Sense’

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he does not agree with President Donald Trump’s plan to sign an executive order that will temporarily suspend immigration.

Baker: President Trump’s Coronavirus Plan To Suspend Immigration ‘Doesn’t Make Any Sense’

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he does not agree with President Donald Trump’s plan to sign an executive order that will temporarily suspend immigration due to the coronavirus pandemic.

President Trump said Monday night on Twitter that “in light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy,” he would be temporarily suspending immigration.

“I am opposed to the decision that the President made. I’m opposed to the order,” said Baker, Massachusetts’ Republican governor, at his Tuesday press briefing.

CBS News reported that the executive action the president takes is likely to take the form of a presidential proclamation, and according to a White House source it would happen in the coming days.

On March 20, the State Department ordered consular offices closed and stopped issuing visas. At the time, the State Department said it was “temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates,” and embassies and consulates were instructed to “cancel all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.” 

Baker said that one of the reasons Massachusetts became hotspot for coronavirus cases was the Biogen employee conference in Boston.

“That Biogen outbreak – which was kind of the launch, for all intents and purposes, of coronavirus in in eastern Massachusetts – that was two people from Europe,” said Baker.

President Trump’s order to suspend immigration, Baker said, would not have stopped the cluster of cases that originated at the Biogen conference.

“(Suspending immigration) doesn’t make any sense and I don’t think it makes us any safer,” Baker said. “I just pointed out that the first two people who created the biggest part of the eastern Mass. spread of the virus were two folks who were here in a business conference. So, I don’t support it. It doesn’t make us any safer.”

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