U.S. Marshals Offer $10K Reward for Child Rapist on the Run Since 2000

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Washington
– The U.S. Marshals are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for
information leading to the capture of a serial child rapist who has been
on the run since he posted bail in 2000 and failed to appear for a court
hearing in Moultrie County, Illinois.Herman Carroll, 70, was
arrested July 3, 2000, for sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter.
He is a child sex offender with prior convictions in 1983 and 1993. In
addition to the failure to appear charge, he is also wanted in Moultrie
County for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual
assault, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Carroll is a
white male, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall. He has brown hair and hazel
eyes. He has a birthmark/discoloration on his abdomen and scars on his
right finger and his left wrist. On his left shoulder, Carroll has a
tattoo of a red heart with the name “JOANNE” in the center. On his right
shoulder, he has a tattoo of a family tree with the initials of family
members on two branches.Carroll is a carpenter by trade,
specializing in trim finishing in new construction. His interests
include stained glass, which he has been known to sell on the street. He
has family in the Peoria and Mt. Vernon areas of Illinois. Investigators
believe he may be hiding out in homeless camps in Springfield, Missouri.
The last confirmed sighting was at a park in Branson, Missouri, in 2012.Carroll has been featured several times on “America’s Most Wanted”
and “The Hunt with John Walsh.”Anyone with information on
Carroll’s whereabouts should contact the U.S. Marshals Service Tip line
at 1-877-WANTED2 or text a tip to the
USMS Tips App. The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force
mission is to locate and apprehend fugitives, with priority given to
fugitives wanted for violent crime. Its primary office is in Chicago,
but its members serve judicial districts in Illinois, Indiana and
Wisconsin. Participating agencies include five federal and 91 state and
local agencies.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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