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One of New York's Most Wanted Found in Lawton

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Lawton, Okla._A violent sex offender has been calling Lawton home and tonight he was captured.

39-year-old Peter Green has been hiding out from police who were searching for him nearly two-thousand miles away in New York. He was arrested this morning at a Lawton home near northwest 13th and Taylor--after U.S. Marshals and police followed up on an anonymous tip.

Green was on parole in the state of New York and had previously racked up arrest warrants in the state of Connecticut.

Police say he moved to Lawton in August after he developed a relationship with a Lawton woman via social media.

And while investigators had a hunch he was here, tracking him down was difficult since he was operating under a stolen identity.

"I've personally have seen many sex offenders that go underground as they call it, but I've never seen one go to this length that he went to to hide his identity," said LPD Detective Nancy Lombardo.

In 2011, Peter Green was convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in New York. After serving just over a year, Green on was paroled  in 2012.

That's when he left travelling to several states ---eventually meeting up with a Lawton resident after changing his name.

"He came here on a bus where he gained employment, and also worked under this assumed name and was living here under a totally different identity," said Detective Lombardo.

What makes this situation even more unsettling is that everyone Green came in contact with, from nearby neighbors to even roommates, never knew about his dangerous history halfway across the country.

"People like this create a separate identity in order to continue offending, and the fact that he had sexual offenses in two different states already, what would prevent him from having more in our state?" she said.

After weeks of pinpointing his location, the Lawton Police Department along with U.S. Marshals were able to arrest Green this morning and get him off the streets before he struck again.

"Without the information we received from the tipster, we wouldn't never known he was in this area. I believe he was a threat to our community and I feel very happy that he is incarcerated tonight," said Detective Lombardo.

Green is currently being held in the City Jail tonight. Police say it's too early to tell whether he will face charges and serve time in Oklahoma first or whether he'll be extradited back to New York immediately.

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