HOLYOKE – Police apprehended a sex offender less than 24-hours after law enforcement officials announced he had been added to the State Police Most Wanted Sex Offenders list for failing to register as sex offenders and for parole violations.
They also arrested his brother, who was wanted on unrelated outstanding warrants, at the same time.
Shortly after Massachusetts State Police officials announced they added five men to the Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, troopers from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section were tipped off that Roberto Jimenez, 35, may be staying in an apartment on Sargeant Street.
Holyoke Police and State Troopers went to the apartment at about 7:30 a.m., Thursday, found Jimenez there and arrested him on parole violations and on a failure to follow his Lifetime Sex Offender Registration requirements, police said.
Jimenez was convicted of rape and indecent assault of a 12-year-old Springfield boy who he met on an online chat room. He assaulted the boy in 2006 after persuading him to meet to play video games, police said.
Officers also found Jimenez’s brother, Emmanuel Jimenez, in the apartment at the time of the raid. They arrested him on outstanding warrants charging him with narcotics possession, domestic assault and battery, and motor vehicle offenses, police said.
Both brothers were arraigned in Holyoke District Court Thursday.
This is the second time Jimenez had been placed on the state police Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. In 2013 he was also added and subsequently arrested for violating his registration requirements.
The other men added to the Most Wanted Sex Offender List are: