Another regional manhunt is on the way for a convicted sex offender in Maine.

36-year-old Sean Batchelder failed to report to his probation officer on September 12th and was last seen in Augusta, according to WGME.

The Police Department believes he is also in the company of another man by the name of Stephen Peterson as the suspects have been on the run for the past week, the news station reported.

Batchelder is described as a 5 foot 9 eight 250 pound portly man with thinning hair, according to WGME.

There was a statewide search underway for both men, and they are believed to be in the Woods near Byron or Ragley, the news station stated.

#DEVELOPING: A manhunt is underway for a “dangerous” Maine man who has been convicted of gross sexual assault. Police believe he is with another man and they're in the woods in the Rangeley or Byron area.

Posted by WGME CBS 13 News, Portland on Friday, 18 September 2020

If you see anyone who resembles this man, please call the local authorities. Do not try and apprehend them yourself; there are way too many people trying to be supercop and never ends up well.

Batchelder was released early from a 10-year prison sentence were, in 2012, he was given that time for the crime of gross sexual assault, according to WGME CBS 13.

To report sightings, please call 911


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