CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Cumberland County deputies took a convicted sex offender into custody yesterday.

The report states an officer stopped 57-year-old Robert Eugene Richardson driving a truck not listed on the sex offender registry on Westel Road near Highway 70 East.

Richardson was charged with violation of the sex offender registry. He was taken to the Cumberland County jail and placed under a $10,000 bond.

Richardson appeared on the registry after his 1993 conviction for rape and criminal attempt to commit rape.

Richardson is listed as violent against children. This classification is for a violent sexual offender whose victim(s) was/were 12 years of age or younger.