LAS NUTRIAS, N.M. - A convicted sex offender has been chased, punched, followed by police, filmed from television helicopters, and harassed by protesters since his release from prison four months ago.
David Siebers, 45, has been forced from Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky and has moved to several locations in New Mexico, state officials said.
He left Toledo in September after the police bought him a bus ticket to Kentucky. Lucas County sheriff's deputies, acting on information from the Michigan State Police, found the convicted rapist in the Lorraine Motor Hotel in downtown Toledo and registered him as a sexual offender. Hours later, he was on a bus for Ashland, Ky.
In Albuquerque, Siebers has been followed by reporters and police. He stayed in different places outside the city for several weeks and moved to Las Nutrias last week after two people let him park his trailer on their land, 50 miles south of Albuquerque.
Signs placed on the fence across the street read: “Keep Your Women/Children Away,” “Molester Lives Here,” and “Go back where you came from - Hell.”
Siebers, 45, served nine years in prison in Michigan for armed robbery and rape beginning in 1979. Officials said the case involved his rape of victims in front of their co-workers during a robbery rampage.