GREAT NEWS! The US Marshals arrested Hartwell at a hotel in Norfolk, VIrginia. He took a train to Chicago, then to Washington DC, then a bus to Norfolk where he was arrested today. He is looking at 5 to 10 years back in prison now. Thank you all for sharing this post!
Convicted child rapist Eric Eugene Hartwell has reportedly escaped in Denver and has allegedly cut off his tracking bracelet. Records indicate the child he raped was just 6-years old and that the other crime had to do with the attempted rape of a pregnant 17-year-old he picked up hitchhiking. (More details below video)
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According to a 2010 Department of Justice press release, Hartwell cut off his GPS ankle bracelet and escaped from authorities in Washington State during March of 2009. He was recaptured by U.S. Marshals more than a week later in Texas.
One week prior to that 2009 escape, Hartwell had been released onto community supervision after serving time for failing to register as a sex offender.