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Sexual predator from Kansas may be in Utah

Sexual predator from Kansas may be in Utah



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Police are asking Utahns to be on the lookout for a fugitive sexual predator from Kansas.

LePaul Dwayne Mitchell, 28, is known to frequent downtown areas and public facilities like libraries and homeless shelters. Mitchell is also known to travel in the gay community.

He is a registered sex offender and is being sought by the Kansas Department of Corrections for violating his parole for criminal sodomy and solicitation of a child.

Authorities think he may have arrived in Salt Lake by bus in August of this year. Salt Lake City police Detective Dennis McGowan said, "In the shelter areas, Pioneer Park area, those types of areas, we run into this type of person all the time, and we'll pick them up once we find them."

Mitchell is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 200 pounds. Mitchell is considered dangerous.

If you recognize Mitchell, call the Salt Lake City Police Department at 799-3000.

E-mail: corton@ksl.com

Courtney Orton

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