Warwick man arrested for failing to register as a sex offender

By News Staff


A Warwick man was arrested for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender after being convicted of third degree sexual assault.

45-year-old Byron de Weldon was arrested last week by U.S. Marshals and Warwick Police when he returned to Rhode Island. Police say he left his home on September 19th and traveled to California, Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, Maine and Pennsylvania without registering. He is the son of sculptor, Felix de Weldon. 

He was convicted in April 2014 of third degree sexual assault, as well as three counts of second degree molestation in May of 1995, both in Rhode Island. In Massachusetts he was convicted for indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14. 

In 2008, de Weldon was deemed a danger to the public in Massachusetts and released on December 18, 2014.

Police say de Weldon is required to register as a sex offender for life.

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