Marshals find Utah sex offender in Kapa'a

Published  3:12 PM HST Oct 11, 2013
LIHUE, Hawaii -

U.S. Marshals found a 51-year-old Utah man who is a convicted sex offender on Kauai Friday.

An arrest warrant was issued for Michael Gary Nielsen of Taylorsville, Utah on Sept. 27, 2012 for a parole violation., according to U.S. Marshals.

Nielsen fled Utah and was located by officers of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at a residence on Haleilio Road in Kapa'a.  He was allegedly living under the alias Russell Pearson.

On Sept. 6, 2002, Nielsen was arrested and later convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in the first degree, one count of violation of protective order, and one count of tampering with a witness or juror.  The female victim was an 8-year-old family member at the time of the alleged incident.

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