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Convicted child predator wanted in Albany, arrested in Maine

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ALBANY, N.Y. – A convicted child predator who was on the 15 Most Wanted Fugitive list for a warrant in Albany has been arrested.

Clyde Hall Jr., had a warrant issued out of Albany in March 2013 for violation of federal supervised release after he failed to report to a halfway house after serving 25 months in a North Carolina State Prison.  He also failed to register as a sex offender.  

Hall was serving time for violations of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (AWA) at the Butner Federal Correctional Institute.

Deputy U.S. Marshals say he was arrested in Portland, Maine on Thursday.  Hall has been on the run since March 2012. 

Authorities in Albany led the investigation.  They say deputies spotted Hall, approached him and took him into custody without incident.

He was booked and processed in Portland by Deputy U.S. Marshals.  He awaits his return to Albany.

Authorities have described Hall as a dangerous and violent sex offender with a number of child and adult victims which dates back to 1985.  He has been diagnosed as a sociopathic psychosexual career sex offender.  He requires a high degree of clinical supervision and must take part in sex offender treatment. 

The State of New York has labeled Hall as a Tier III sex offender.  He was the first person to be added to the Most Wanted list who violated AWA.

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