August 9, 2007
While honest Americans have been prevented from boarding cruise ships, to take cruises from Seattle to Alaska, all in the name of homeland security, a registered sex offender had no problem at all boarding Carnival Victory and then sailing to Halifax, where he left the ship mid-voyage and did not return.
Canadian authorities tracked him, and found that he had boarded a train in Halifax, Nova Scotia to arrive in Toronto, Ontario.
Richard Lee Jones, 53, of Huntsville, Texas was wanted by U.S. authorities for breaking his probation after a conviction of indecent sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy
Canadian law enforcement is back tracking Jones path to see if he may have offended while he was in Canada.
He arrested when he arrived back to a Toronto hostel he had checked into, and was being held by immigration officials.
Jones was listed on the Texas Sex Offenders Registry website as a "high risk" sex offender. His disposition date is June 12, 2002.
He had last checked in with the Huntsville, Texas police department on May 16, 2007. He is also known as Rick Jones.
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