FUGITIVE HUNT: Suspected Child Molester On the Loose
By Space Coast Daily // December 13, 2013
HELP FIND 82-YEAR OLD William Clark
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Fugitive Task Force is actively seeking a suspected 82-year old child molester after he did not show up in Viera for his trial on December 9.
William M. Clark is from Okeechobee and accused of molesting a then 11-year old girl from Palm Bay in December of 2011.
In February 2012 Sheriff’s Deputies in Okeechobee County arrested Clark at his residence on a charge of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Child Under 12.
The Palm Bay Police received a complaint on December 17, 2011 that Clark touched the 11-year old’s genitals inside her clothing. The incident allegedly occured while the child was seated next to Clark in his vehicle. The retired railroad worker was visiting the girl’s family for the Christmas holidays.
According to the Guardian Brevard, Clark’s case had been delayed by claims that he is mentally and physically unable to stand trial. He did not appear for his jury trial set for Monday, December 9, telling Judge Robert A Wohn Jr. that he was a patient in a health facility.
Clark said he committed himself under the Baker Act two days earlier. Nevertheless, Wohn ordered him to appear in court at 9 a.m. the following morning. When Clark failed to appear by 10:30 a.m. the judge released the jury and issued a bench warrant.
Clark was driving a white, Chevrolet work van the last time he appeared for court. He has also been known to drive a red, Ford pick-up truck.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this fugitive is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit at 321-264-5217 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.