CLEVELAND - A man convicted of child molestation was arrested in Cleveland Monday night for failing to register as a sex offender.
The U.S. Marshals said Albert Andre Davis was found guilty in September 1995 in Washington for the crime and was ordered to register for the rest of his life. Davis, who had been living in Cleveland since October 2011, was found in the 1500 block of Ansel Road.
Davis was indicted under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act and could face up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.
"The Adam Walsh Act was enacted to protect children from sexual predators. The U.S. Marshals treat all violations of the Adam Walsh Act as a top priority and our investigators work tirelessly to see these offenders brought to justice," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott, in a news release.
The act, named after "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh's son who disappeared from a Florida mall and later found dead, was enacted in July 2006. It is intended to help law enforcement on each level arrest fugitive sex offenders. The U.S. Marshals have arrested more than 60,000 since the law went into effect.