Levy County deputies arrest sex offender for leaving the country

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LEVY CO., Fla. (WCJB)-- On June 20th, 2019 Detective Christopher Perryman got an arrest warrant for Eusebio De Jesus Lopez on the charge of a sexual offender-failure to report to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office his intent to leave the country. His bond was $100,000.00

According to a press release, on June 22, 1993, Lopez pled no contest on charges of Lewd and Lascivious Assault on a child less than 16 years of age (4 counts). As a result of the plea, Lopez was required to register as a lifetime registered sexual offender in the State of Florida.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and United States Marshal Service let Detective Perryman know of Lopez’s planned international flight. During his investigation, Detective Perryman found out Lopez had flown out of Orlando International Airport on June 18, 2019, and flew to Honduras. Det. Perryman confirmed Lopez did not notify authorities of his travel itinerary.

On July 16, 2019, Lopez arrived at the Orlando International Airport and was taken into custody by the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force and the Department of Homeland Security. He was interviewed by Det. Perryman and admitted that he was aware as a sex offender he needed to notify law enforcement of his international travels and he chose not to. He said he had traveled out of the country previously, without letting law enforcement know.