Nationwide manhunt launched for sex offender who allegedly took sons from New Mexico daycare 3 weeks ago

Maverick, 3, and Orion Ransom, 4, were picked up by their father Clarence Michael Ransom on October 8, as per the statement released by the Las Cruces Police


                            Nationwide manhunt launched for sex offender who allegedly took sons from New Mexico daycare 3 weeks ago

Two New Mexico boys have been missing since October 8 after their sex offender father allegedly picked them up from daycare. The authorities are now asking the public to help find them.

Maverick, 3, and Orion Ransom, 4, were picked up by their father Clarence Michael Ransom on October 8, as per the statement released by the Las Cruces Police. Ransom is also a non-registered sex offender. 

Clarence Michael Ransom is a non-registered sex offender (Las Cruces Police Department)

According to the police, Ransom may have traveled to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and returned to the US the very next day. He shares the two boys with his estranged wife though he made no indication that he had planned to travel with the boys. 

A nationwide warrant has been issued to arrest Ransom on charges related to failing to register as a sex offender and non-compliance with a custodial agreement. Ransom is reportedly around 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 195 lbs.

The father of two was last seen driving a silver 2013 Toyota Camry which had temporary tags while his last known address is at 2250 E. Missouri Ave.

Both the boys around 3 feet and 6 inches tall and weigh around 30 lbs. 

As per the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry, Ransom has many tattoos on his arms, legs, chest, feet and also on his back. He had been convicted in 1991 of aggravated sexual assault in Oklahoma. 

Court documents revealed that Ransom had sex with a minor while at the Fort Sill Military Reservation. "[Ransom] contends that he reasonably believed that the female minor in question was fifteen years old. Even if the facts were as the defendant supposed them to be, his conduct would still constitute sexual abuse of a minor under 18 U.S.C. § 2243," court documents revealed. 

Anyone with information on the location of any of the trio is asked to call police immediately at (575) 526-0795.